Rocky Bald Habitats of Whatcom and Skagit counties

Like cliffs, headlands, and Puget prairies, rocky balds are a lowland habitat type that lack trees and abound with hardy, beautiful, and sometimes rare wildflowers. This habitat type makes up less than one percent of the landscape and is usually found within a matrix of commercial forest land. Little is known about how these balds are changing with fire suppression, development pressure, climate change, forestry, and other human activities. The conservation committee is leading a citizen science monitoring program to document bald species richness and habitat parameters. Contact Abe Lloyd (arcadianabe at yahoo dot com) for more information.

Vedder Mt Bald