Chester Butte Wildlife Area

Chelan, Washington

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This area was one of the most recent additions to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s inventory of protected wildlife habitat lands. It is also one of the most important pieces of protected wildlife habitat in the state. Chester Butte Wildlife Area contains some of the last habitat in Washington for the desert sage grouse. This bird, a native of the area, is now rare in the Northwest, and the smallish population in the Chester Butte area might be the largest, most vital population in the entire state. What’s more, the Chester Butte addition to the state wildlife area inventory helps protect the last wild population of northern pygmy rabbits in the state (perhaps as few as ten to fourteen individuals).
Best Desert Hikes Washington

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Best Desert Hikes Washington

by Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

This area was one of the most recent additions to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s inventory of protected wildlife habitat lands. It is also one of the most important pieces of protected wildlife habitat in the state.

Chester Butte Wildlife Area contains some of the last habitat in Washington for the desert sage grouse. This bird, a native of the area, is now rare in the Northwest, and the smallish population in the Chester Butte area might be the largest, most vital population in the entire state. What’s more, the Chester Butte addition to the state wildlife area inventory helps protect the last wild population of northern pygmy rabbits in the state (perhaps as few as ten to fourteen individuals).

©  Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chelan
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: May through November
Trailhead Elevation: 2,185 feet
Top Elevation: 2,394 feet
Local Contacts: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Banks Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Chester Butte Wildlife Area

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