Category Archives: Announcements

Remembering Ben

Ben impressed me as a reincarnation of the spirit of President Teddy Roosevelt. Just as Teddy championed both hunting and wildlife conservation efforts, Ben excelled in pursuing a variety of both hunting and environmental activities. He was recognized as an expert in the field of waterfowl migration, and chaired the Washington Governor’s migratory waterfowl season-setting […]

April Trails Report

APRIL, 2017 TRAILS & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE REPORT by: Susan A. Stauffer, Trails Coordinator Our Trails Group has been active in April, 2017 on the Refuge. We had a great sunny day on April 21 when we went to Tarlatt (South Bay Unit). We cleared the brush below the violet/green swallow nest boxes on 85th Street […]

Refuge Report

Refuge Report From the April 8 Board Meeting minutes From the April 8 Board Meeting MinutesThe Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has received formal WHSRN (Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network) approval which will make us WHSRN’s 97th site. The dedication is scheduled for May 13 at the Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Snowy plover signs are posted […]

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of James Graham Cooper (1830–1902) includes a timeline of his career and a comprehensive list of his published and unpublished works1.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