Goat Marsh RNA

Goat Marsh above
Goat Marsh beavers
Goat Marsh wetlands 2
Name: Goat Marsh
Ownership: FS
Type: RNA
State: Washington
Ecoregion: West Cascades
Forest: Gifford Pinchot NF
District Mount St. Helens RD
Acres: 1308

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Goat Marsh Research Natural Area (RNA) was established to represent a mosaic of mountain marshlands, swamps, and ponds and a xeric lodge pole pine forest characteristic of mudflow and glacial outwash around Cascadian volcanoes. The center of the RNA contains a wetland while the eastern portion contain marshes dominated by grasses and sedges. Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) dominates pyroclastic flow forests in the harshest areas, Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) dominate areas with richer soils, and western balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa) dominates the moistest areas.  Roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) and angelica (Angelica spp.) are two carnivorous species present.  


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