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Suiattle River Property

Property Description

  The Suiattle River runs through the property providing habitat for salmonids and other wildlife. 

This 175 acre property was transfered from the Nature Conservancy to Skagit Land Trust in 2017. Riparian and aquatic habitat at Suiattle River Conservation Area provide home for a variety of wildlife. 

Ecology

Several side channels of the Suiattle River run through the property which provide habitat for salmonids including Steelhead and Bull trout. The forested areas consist of a mix of hardwood and conifer species, including grand fir, cedar, and big leaf maple. Wildlife found here range from black bear and cougar to various birds such as ruffed grouse, bald eagles, and songbirds. 

   Trillium grows in the understory of the forest at Suiattle River Conservation Area. 

Stewardship

Stewardship efforts at Suiattle River focus on controlling noxious weeds and protecting and improving the riparian forest for salmon habitat. Common invasive weeds found on the property include yellow archangel and Japanese knotweed. In 2001, before the property was transferred to Skagit Land Trust, the Skagit River System Cooperative removed culverts  that were blocking fish passage and installed native plants on old logging roads on the property. 

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

Access

This property is open for low impact community enjoyment. 

 

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

How to Get There

Drive east on Highway 20. Turn right (south) onto Hwy 530. Follow for 11.2 miles, then turn left on the Suiattle River Road. Follow this for 10 miles. The property is split by and accessed at approximately the 10-mile marker of the Suiattle River Road. Hwy 530 can also be accessed via I-5 at exit 208.

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Darrington
  • Acreage: 175.84 acres
  • Date Added: 2017
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