Category Archives: Announcements

Trails Report

2017 TRAILS & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE REPORT by: Susan A. Stauffer, Trails Coordinator We are happy to report that the Friends have an active Trails Group that is responsible for surveying trails and performing light trial maintenance. In 2017 our duties expanded to include garbage clean-up of the Refuge lands and the maintenance of the Friends portion […]

Sources by Brian Atwater

SOURCES – Earthquake Ecologists I A biography of James Graham Cooper (1830–1902) includes a timeline of his career and a comprehensive list of his published and unpublished works1. These include journals spanning his months at Willapa Bay2,3 and a botanical chapter in the Northern Pacific railroad report4. The spruce stumps are described in a journal […]

References – by Brian Atwater

REFERENCES CITED Coan, E.V., 1981, James Graham Cooper, pioneer western naturalist: Moscow, Idaho, University Press of Idaho, 255 p. Cooper, J.G., Journal, 1853–1854: Smithsonian Institution archives, https://transcription.si.edu/project/7870. Cooper, J.G., Journal, 1855–1856: Smithsonian Institution archives, https://transcription.si.edu/project/7871. Cooper, J.G., 1860, Report upon the botany of the route, in Suckley, G., Cooper, J.G., eds., The natural history of […]

Reading list by Kathleen Sayce

Plant and Gardening References Douglas Deur and Nancy Turner. 2005. Keeping It Living: Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America. University of British Columbia Press and University of Washington Press. 404 pp. Arthur Kruckeberg. 1982. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest: An illustrated guide. University of Washington […]

Nature Notes

Listen to “Butterflies” by Robert Michael Pyle, written and recorded for the Friends of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. To hear all of the Friends of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge productions, visit KMUN through the link below. Willapa Nature Notes Podcasts on KMUN      

Trail Maintenance

Hi All, I am Susan Stauffer and I am the Trails/Infrastructure Committee chairperson for the Friends of Willapa Wildlife Refuge. The Trails Committee is in the process of getting organized to assist the Refuge by conducting a survey of the trails and their conditions. The Refuge will be using some youth groups this summer to perform […]

Willapa Nature Notes

Willapa Nature notes is on the air! Link to KMUN, Coast Community Radio, 91.9 on your FM dial, or with your devise using the “Tune-in” app every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Follow the link above to listen live, and follow this KMUN link to hear the podcasts. Meet the Production Team! From the left: The […]

Trail Guide

Looking for a great winter adventure? Winter is a great time to visit the Refuge trail system. Waterfowl abound on the bay, and it is hard to keep ones eyes on the road when driving to Refuge Headquarter. Park on one of the turn-outs and enjoy the play of tides as water comes within a few short feet […]