"Kahlotus Prairie" - Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) and bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) grassland at Kahlotus Ridgetop Natural Area Preserve. These grasslands are the western, dry ve"Beezley Shrub Steppe" - Wyoming sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis) and bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegeneria spicata) are the common components to shrub steppe in the central portion of t"Shrub Steppe" - Wyoming sagebrush-Bluebunch wheatgrass (Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis-Pseudoroegeneria spicata) plant community. This is one of the highest quality examples of this plant communit"Withrow Moraine Shrub Steppe" - Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) is the dominant grass in the northern portion (and on north slopes in other parts) of the Columbia Basin. Also here is Wyoming sagebr"Columbia Basin Shrub Steppe" - Three-tip sagebrush-Idaho Fescue (Artemisia tripartita-Fescue idahoensis) plant association in eastern Washington. Bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseuoroegeneria spicata) and WyIn the northern portion of the Columbia Basin, three-tip sagebrush (Artemisia tripartita) dominates along with Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) and a diversity of grasses and forbs. Despite the prese"The Dichotomy of the Palouse" - The Palouse region of southeastern Washington once supported a vast stretch of grassland known as the Palouse prairie. This grassland is now one of the most endangered"Isolated" - Steptoe Butte supports a lonely, isolated chunk of native vegetation in a sea of agriculture. Steptoe Butte is essentially the top of an old mountain that has been partially buried by the"Bitterbrush Shrub Steppe" - Most "shrub steppe" is dominated by sagebrush. However, in the Columbia Basin of eastern Washington, bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) can also be a dominant (near backgrou"Stately Pine" - Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), and sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata wyominensis); Umtanum Ridge, Washington"Aridland Horizons""Inverted Stream" - Eskers are the result of sand and gravels deposited by streams that flowed within or under glaciers. Although its hard to tell in this photo, the vegetation on the esker differs fr"Bluebunch Perspective""American Camp Prairie" - Native prairie remnant dominated by Roemer's fescue (Festuca roemeri) and California oat grass (Danthonia californica). Located at American Camp (San Juan Island National His"North Puget Sound Prairie Remnant" - Native prairie remnant dominated by Roemer's fescue (Festuca roemeri). Located at American Camp (San Juan Island National Historical Park)."Coastal Bluff" - This coastal bluff had few remaining native species (due to past heavy grazing), but its beauty against the backdrop of the Straits of Juan de Fuca remains intact."North Pacific Bald" - Although most of western Washington is covered with thick, dense forests, non-forested vegetation is occassionaly encountered in places like wetlands, prairies and rock outcrops"Kramer Prairie" - Surrounded by rolling hills of wheat is Kramer Prairie, one of the best remaining pieces of the 'moist' native Palouse prairie. Washington State University owns and manages the prai"Pataha Bunchgrass" - Pataha Bunchgrass Research Natural Area, located on Umatilla National Forest, was established in 1968 to protect an excellent example of lower montane grasslands."Pataha Bunchgrass Research Natural Area" - Pataha Bunchgrass Research Natural Area, located on Umatilla National Forest, was established in 1968 to protect an excellent example of lower montane grass