South Nolan Natural Resources Conservation Area

South Nolan Natural Resources Conservation Area
This 213-acre conservation area is an extensive forested wetland system and contains old-growth temperate rainforest and coastal sphagnum bog habitats. The forest— dominated by western redcedar, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock—includes many trees more than 500-years old. An unusual, low-elevation Pacific silver fir plant community also occurs within the conservation area.
Features Protected: Old growth coastal forest, forested sphagnum bog, and low elevation sphagnum bog
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 South Nolan NRCA, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at  


Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at South Nolan NRCA. The site has no developed public access facilities. For more information, contact the DNR South Puget Sound Region natural areas manager.