Category Archives: Announcements

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of James Graham Cooper (1830–1902) includes a timeline of his career and a comprehensive list of his published and unpublished works1.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

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 […]

Friends’ Annual Meeting, Nov. 18, 2017

Friends’ Annual Meeting All Friends of Willapa Bay Wildlife Refuge Members are welcome to attend. When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00pm Where: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (Ilwaco) More details to follow in the coming weeks.