Crowberry Bog is an example of the many unique wetlands in Washington State

Crowberry Bog

Crowberry Bog, on DNR-managed state trust land in western Jefferson County, is one of many unique wetlands in Washington State. Photo Joe Rocchio/DNR

Crowberry Bog, on DNR-managed state trust land in western Jefferson County, is one of many unique wetland types in the state. The Washington Natural Heritage Program is conducting an inventory of this bog and other wetlands as part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded project to update and refine wetland conservation priorities in Western Washington.  Washington’s bogs and fens harbor many rare plants, animals, and plant communities. As such, they are an important piece of our natural heritage that support species diversity.

The Natural Heritage Program is Washington’s primary source maintaining a growing database of priority species and ecosystems in Washington State. The database is used for environmental assessments, conservation planning and research,

The bog’s name comes from one of the plants found there, crowberry (Empetrum nigrum). Berries of this low-growing evergreen shrub are edible. 

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