It's Waterfowl Season at Nisqually!
This is the best time of year to see an abundance of beautiful waterfowl throughout the Refuge's wetlands. Come have a look!
Nisqually Watershed Festival
Celebrate the cultural and ecological diversity of the watershed. Fun for the whole family!
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Junior Duck Stamp Contest
View amazing artwork by grade school age students. This collection features all 36 place winners from the 2013 Poster Contest.
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Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
Join the area's most expert birders on this weekly survey of the Refuge. Open to beginners!
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UpdatesSeptember 13, 2012
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex is continuing to develop Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCP) for Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and the Black River Unit of Nisqually NWR with the help of the public, partners, and interested stakeholders. The CCPs will guide management of these Refuges over the next 15 years.Tell me more!
About the Complex
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Nisqually and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuges.
Nisqually is managed as part of the Nisqually NWR Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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- November 07, 2014
Like drawing or painting wildlife? Up for a challenge? Enter the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest! The annual contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp education program, but ANY K-12 student can apply!Learn all about it!
- October 08, 2014
Now that Fall is in the air, the waterfowl have begun pouring into the Refuge wetlands. The American Wigeon is one of the most common, but stands out for a variety of reasons.Why Wigeon are important ...
- June 06, 2014
On the beautiful, sunny morning of June 6, the Refuge Visitor Center was officially named in honor of Retired Congressman Norm Dicks, whose efforts were of exceptional importance in the shaping of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. In additional to the guest of honor, the ceremony was attended by over 200 individuals.Read the article ...
- March 09, 2013
In the spring of 2008, the Refuge released a quarterly newsletter called The Flyway. The newsletter chonicles the estuary restoration, has articles about wildlife, contains event reminders and schedules, and generally describes what's been going on at the Refuge.Visit the Archive
The reclusive American Bittern is a master of disguise. When it feels threatened, it stretches its neck and all but disappears among the reeds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., great blue heron, ©i'ina van Lawick
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014