Open Salt Water

Rocky Shores

Sandy shores, mudflats, salt marshes

Freshwater lakes, rivers, marshes

Wet coniferous forests

Broadleaf forests

Shrubby thickets

Parks & Gardens


Broadleaf Forests

In the wetter parts of the coast, broadleaf forests of deciduous trees are common. Red alder is the predominant species accompanied by bigleaf maple, vine maple, and black cottonwood. In many areas, the broadleaf forests grow among the coniferous forests. Examples of broadleaf forests include the road to Cape Flattery, the Hoko Ozette Road, the Hoh Rain Forest, and along Lake Quinault’s South Shore Road.

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