Partnerships

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The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships that encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Partnerships with Cape Meares NWR include:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)

Coastal refuges can be viewed from a number of State Parks, State Scenic Viewpoints, and various stretches of Oregon beach, all of which are managed by OPRD. At Cape Meares NWR, refuge staff work closely with associates at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint to maintain visitor use facilities, develop interpretive programs, and recruit volunteers to provide interpretation to visitors throughout the summer. Visit the Oregon State Parks website here. 

Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc.

A group of dedicated people who care about the natural beauty and the historic Cape Meares Lighthouse. The Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge is a Cooperative Association partner with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, as well as with the Coastal Refuge System. Cooperating Associations, also known as "Friends Groups", are private 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations formed by citizens to provide and support the educational and interpretive services of the park. Go to their site to learn more.