Type of Project: Habitat Reserve
Shangrila Wetland lies near the top of the Necanicum estuary. Its intertidal salt marsh, tidally influenced freshwater wetlands, freshwater marsh, and 50 acres of mature Sitka spruce is home to a great diversity of wildlife, from coho salmon and red-legged frogs to hummingbirds, willow flycatchers, and bald eagles.
History of Shangrila
In 1986, NCLC identified these 70 acres of forested wetland swamp as a key anchorpoint for the Necanicum estuary.
In December of 2009, NCLC finally closed on a most special property: Shangrila Wetland in Seaside. Located near the top of the Necanicum estuary, these 70 acres of forested wetland swamp were one of the first properties NCLC identified as a key anchor point for the estuary in 1986. Its conservation adds to over 600 acres of land that NCLC and its community partners have already preserved along the Necanicum estuary.
Shangrila Wetland encompasses 71 acres including 5 acres of intertidal salt marsh, 10 acres of tidally influenced freshwater wetlands, 4 acres of freshwater marsh, 50 acres of mature Sitka spruce forested wetland and 2 acres of upland forest. The property includes 0.5 miles of Shangrila Creek and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including Coho salmon, elk, red-legged frogs, rufous hummingbirds, willow flycatchers, great blue herons and bald eagles.