Resource Management


Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge protects critical habitat for wildlife and provides viewing opportunities for people. To ensure that wildlife continue to have a place to rest and feed, some recreational activities are allowed only in selected areas during certain times of the year and some portions of the Refuge are entirely closed to the public. The Refuge has an active program of volunteers helping with public information, education, maintenance, and wildlife protection. Other Refuge management activities include wildlife surveys, invasive species mitigation, public education, and marine debris clean-up.

In 1990, Graveyard Spit was designated as a Research Natural Area (RNA) due to its unique vegetation. In RNAs, natural processes are allowed to predominate without human intervention. Activities on RNAs are limited to research, study, observation, monitoring, and educational activities that are non-destructive, non-manipulative, and maintain unmodified conditions.