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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 […]

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of James Graham Cooper (1830–1902) includes a timeline of his career and a comprehensive list of his published and unpublished works1.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