Connecting to Nature

Breeding Birds


Discover some of the breeding birds of Protection Island.

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds of Protection Island
Refuge Planning

Comprehensive Conservation Plan


In 2010 Refuge staff completed a document to guide Refuge management for the next fifteen years.

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About the Complex

Washington Maritime Complex

Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Washington Maritime Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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