Skagit Bald Eagle Natural Area Preserve

This 1,546 acre preserve is a critical bald eagle winter roosting site that complements other areas protected along the Skagit River to provide habitat for bald eagles feeding on salmon carcasses. The preserve has mature forests of Douglas-fir, Pacific silver fir, western hemlock, and western redcedar, which provide the large trees that eagles prefer for protective winter night roosts.
Features Protected: Bald eagle, Pacific silver fir/oval-leaf huckleberry/queen’s cup beadlily forest community, mountain hemlock-Pacific silver fir/two-flowered marsh marigold forest community, and Pacific silver fir/foamflower forest community.
Ecoregion: North Cascades (Skagit 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 Skagit Bald Eagle NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at  

Environmental Education and Public Access 

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