|64 Maple Street
Burbank, WA 99323
Phone Number: (509) 546-8300
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Hanford Reach National Monument
The 196,000-acre Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge was established when President Bill Clinton signed Proclamation 7319 on June 9, 2000. The Monument/Refuge is the first of its kind under U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service management within the lower 48 states and managed as a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Monument/Refuge is comprised of the Fitzner-Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve and the Saddle Mountain and Wahluke Units. These units encompass important riparian, aquatic, riverine and upland shrub-steppe habitats that are declining throughout the American west.
Numerous wildlife species depend upon these intact ecosystems; 43 species of fish, including threatened and endangered salmon and trout; 40 mammals; 246 birds; 4 amphibians; 9 reptiles and over 1500 invertebrates.
Getting There . . .
To reach the Monument Headquarters, follow I-182 east to State Highway 12. Follow Highway 12 south across the Snake River. At the second light past the Snake River, turn left on Humerist Road. Take the next left onto Lake Road. Take the next left onto Maple Street. The refuge headquarters is at the corner of Lake and Maple.
The Monument is within a half day drive of three major metropolises (Seattle, Spokane, and Portland) and situated in the "backyard" of the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco), Washington, with a population of more than 150,000.
Access roads in the Wahluke Unit are nearly all graveled, with short sections of old pavement. Passenger cars are fine for most roads, with two exceptions; (1) the Saddle Mountain access road may seasonally require high clearance and/or four wheel drive as it ascends up the Mountain; and (2) the WB-10 pond access road is sand/dirt and requires high clearance and/or four-wheel drive.
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