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Colville National Forest—Little Vulcan Mountain
This unique canyon wall site in the Kettle River Valley is home to a conspicuous herd of bighorn sheep. Forests, open grassy slopes, aspen groves and small springs also harbor mule deer. Yellow-bellied marmots bask in the sun atop rocks. Red-tailed hawks and golden eagles nest in the area and soa...
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Flume Creek Mountain Goat Viewing Area
Description: The forests and high meadows around Flume creek are home to wildlife found nowhere else in Washington. One of the most reliable places to observe mountain goats; other species present include bighorn sheep, moose, woodland caribou, and white-tailed and mule deer. This site won the national U.S. Forest Service “Eyes on Wildlife” award in 1992.

Wildlife to Watch: Excellent viewing of bighorn sheep at Hall Mountain December 1 – March 1. Moose are sometimes seen along streams and meadows. Mountain goats are best viewed from late March through May or June. Also one of the highest diversities of breeding songbirds in Washington.

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Ownership: U.S.D.A. Forest Service 
Size: 1 acre 
Closest Town: Metaline

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Mountain Goat - photo by USFWS
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Flume Creek Mountain Goat Viewing Area : Wildlife Viewing Area