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Wetlands as Varied as Our Region

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Woodland Fish and Wildlife Article Image Wetlands as Varied as our RegionThe Pacific Northwest is highly varied geologically and biologically. This leads to an equally diverse range of wetlands types, including Sitka spruce / skunk cabbage swamps near the coast, willow-choked stream canyons and seasonally-wet salt grass flats east of the Cascades, remnant river channels and wet prairies in the Willamette Valley, and lodgepole pine / sedge forests and saturated meadows in the Cascades.

Wetlands as Varied as Our Region (PDF)