Become a Citizen Scientist! 

You can help refuge staff by logging all of your observations on iNaturalist. This free app allows naturalists from all across the world collect and share their observations. The community on iNaturalist can help identify unknown species, track invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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, and monitor phenological changes. What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

The refuge has multiple projects which you can contribute to at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge:

Contact Information

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Supervisory Park Ranger
National Wildlife Refuge System
Additional Role(s)
Visitor Services Manager,
Volunteer Coordinator,
Visual Information Specialist,
Social Media Manager,
Public Information Officer
Environmental Education,
Graphic Design,
Digital & Social Media


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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.


A drake redhead on wetland at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 23,000 acres in eastern Washington on the edge of the Columbia River Basin. The Channeled Scablands ecosystem that predominates the Refuge is unique within the National Wildlife Refuge System. Ponderosa pine, wetlands, meadow steppe and riparian...