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Sand Creek Wetlands

ACCESS: guided only

Type of Project: Habitat Reserve

Sand Creek consists of three donated properties, but they are managed as one due to their connectivity. They are part of an extensive wetland system in the Warrenton/Hammond region at the heart of NCLC’s Columbia Quiet Waters initiative.

This dynamic scrub-shrub wetland system also contains a healthy Sitka spruce swamp—a globally rare ecosystem.  The Sand Creek wetlands retain open water during high rainfall seasons but do dry out in the summer.  It is used extensively  by resident and migratory birds throughout the year.

This land is part of a very large system running through the city of Warrenton. This entire system stores large volumes of water and thus mitigates flooding on the south end of Warrenton.