This property provides food and shelter for numerous elk during the winter and spring seasons. House Slough, which flows into the nearby Skagit River, provides high quality fish habitat for juvenile coho salmon and cutthroat trout. Beaver, songbirds, amphibians, and waterfowl are also at home in the luscious habitat. A large portion of Hurn Field also remains in agricultural hay production. The purchase in March, 1999 was the result of a successful fundraising campaign. In 2013 and 2014, additional acres within the Skagit River floodplain were acquired with funding from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and match from Seattle City Light.
Interpretive signs describing the importance of this property to fish, wildlife and people were installed in 2007.
Thing to do here: View the elk herd and open meadows at the pullout on Hwy 20.
Driving directions: Follow Hwy 20 east from Sedro-Woolley. This property is located just three miles before the town of Concrete on the right. There is a gravel parking lot and an interpretive sign at the base of the field. Please stay within the viewing area and do not cross onto the field.
We encourage you to visit this property.
Link to google map.