Clearwater Bogs Natural Area Preserve

Color photo of Clearwater Corridor Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA)
This 504-acre preserve protects two sphagnum bog ecosystems and sheltering forested drainages, as well as one state-listed sensitive plant species—Alaska plantain. These bogs support other unusual bog plants such as Oregon anemone and deer cabbage, and common bog plants which include bog-laurel, Labrador tea, spirea and heather.
Features Protected: Forested sphagnum bog, low elevation sphagnum bog, and Alaska plantain
Ecoregion: Northwest Coast  (Jefferson County) 

Science, Research and Monitoring

Public and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Clearwater Bogs NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at

Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at Clearwater Bogs NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR South Puget Sound Region natural areas manager.