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Kahlotus Ridgetop

Kahlotus Ridgetop
Kahlotus Ridgetop. Photo by J. Rocchio.

Kahlotus Ridgetop and the Palouse prairie it embodies is the most endangered and the most altered landscape in the inland Pacific with approximately one percent of the original prairie represented in small fragments. As such, most of Kahlotus Ridgetop supports the bluebunch wheatgrass–Idaho fescue Palouse grassland association, and represents the best remaining example of the Central Palouse Prairie grassland subtheme.

Location: Franklin County, WA

Year designated: 2011

Acres: 240

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012