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Saddle Mountain
National Wildlife Refuge


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64 Maple Street
Burbank, WA   99323
E-mail: hanfordreach@fws.gov
Phone Number: (509) 546-8300
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hanford_reach/
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge lies adjacent to approximately 18 miles of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River east of Mattawa in eastern Washington's Grant County. This shrub-steppe region is characterized by low precipitation and seasonal temperature extremes.

Wildlife abounds in this harsh landscape. Rare is a trip along the river that doesn't produce mule deer, coyotes, bald eagles, great blue herons, or white pelicans. A large elk herd hides in the canyons, and incredibly, porcupines are a common sight. Rare plants defy the drought, wind and heat. Beautiful spring wildflower displays delight the visitor who venture into the field.


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