Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area
Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area is a King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Ecological Land managed for the protection of ecological values and, where appropriate, public access. Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area is located approximately four miles east of the city of Redmond off of NE Union Hill Road in unincorporated King County. The predominantly forested 10-acre site lies in the Bear Creek Basin just north of Evans Creek. Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area is bordered by private property characterized by rural residential development. The site was donated to King County in 1986 with the agreement that the property will remain as natural open space.
Approximately 95% of Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area is comprised of 45-55 year-old conifer. There are no sensitive areas on the site, but Evans Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek, flows nearby and contains Chinook, coho and sockeye salmon. The site provides habitat and refuge for a variety of birds and mammals.
Current public use of the Kathryn C. Lewis Natural Area is minimal due to its relatively limited access, generally undeveloped character and lack of trails. Some informal recreational activities such as nature observation and bird watching occur, especially on the edges of the site.
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