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Upper Skagit 1 Property

Property Description

The Upper Skagit 1 Conservation Area is located on the east side of the federally-designated Wild and Scenic Skagit River, just upriver of the confluence with the Cascade River. This 20 acre property was added in 2016 and is located adjacent to other Skagit Land Trust protected lands. 

    This property consists of mature riparian forest. 

Ecology

This property protects approximately 700 ft. of Chinook Salmon habitat along the Skagit River shoreline. There is mature riparian forest throughout the property, with dominant forest species consisting of grand fir, douglas-fir, and big leaf maple. Common wildlife found here include black bear, bald eagles, deer, and salmonids. 

     The plant diversity of the riparian forest at Upper Skagit 1 provides habitat for numerous species of wildlife. 

Stewardship

Stewardship goals for Upper Skagit 1 are to protect and improve salmon habitat and to remove invasive species from the sight. Invasive species found here include Himalyan blackberry and Canada thistle. Skagit Land Trust has also removed old structures from the site and planted native species in the old driveway with the help of volunteers.  

Click here to view information about the land stewards for this and other Skagit Land Trust properties.

     Volunteers helped Skagit Land Trust plant native species at Upper Skagit 1 in 2017. 

Access

This site is open to low-impact public use for community enjoyment and is accessed via Foxglove Lane. 

 

Click on the map above for an enlarged image. Map created using 2017 NAIP aerial imagery.

How to Get There

Head east on Hwy 20 to the town of Marblemount. In Marblemount, exit Hwy 20 by crossing the bridge over the Skagit River onto Cascade River Rd. Turn left at Foxglove Rd. Park and walk in past the locked gate. The property lies to the west of Foxglove Lane along Skagit River.

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Marblemount
  • Acreage: 20 acres
  • Date Added: 2016
  • Please visit this property!

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