Dailey Prairie Natural Area Preserve

Wetland and sphagnum bog situated in a mountainous area near Mt. Baker.This 229-acre site supports a wetland and sphagnum bog situated in a mountainous area near Mt. Baker at an elevation of about 3200 feet. The largest population of several-flowered sedge (a state Sensitive plant) known in Washington is protected at Dailey Prairie.  Bog and wetland plants thrive in this lush plant community including bog laurel, leafy aster, marsh violet, woolly sedge, and white marshmarigold. An old growth forest composed of silver fir, mountain hemlock, and Alaska yellow cedar surrounds Dailey Prairie. This outstanding site was identified by the Washington State's Natural Heritage Program as being one of the highest quality natural wetland systems remaining in the state.
Features Protected: This site supports the largest population of several-flowered sedge known to occur in Washington. 
Ecoregion:  North Cascades  (Whatcom 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 Dailey Prairie NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at david.wilderman@dnr.wa.gov.  

Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at Dailey Prairie NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Northwest Region natural areas manager.