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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.

Copalis 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 Planning
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Tufted Puffin © Karen Robinson, Black oystercatcher / USFWS Peter Davis, Bald eagle / USFWS Peter Davis, Tufted puffin / USFWS Peter Davis
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2014
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