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Refuge Inhabitants

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds


Discover the fifteen seabird and shorebird species breeding on Refuge.

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds

About the Complex

Washington Maritime Complex

The waters surrounding the North Olympic Peninsula provide habitat for six wildlife refuges.

Quillayute Needles 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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Refuge Planning

Refuge Planning


Learn about the Comprehensive Conservation Plan that will guide the Refuge into the future.

Comprehensive Conservation Plan
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Common Murres / Roy W. Lowe USFWS, Tufted Puffin / NOAA Allen Shimada, Common murre chick / USFWS Roy W. Lowe, Sea Otter / Kevin Cole
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
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