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    Replace Volunteer Quarters

    The Finding of No Significant Impact to replace the volunteer quarters at Dungeness NWR is now available.

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    Want to discover who those birds are scampering beside the waves?

    Find out!

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    Volunteer for the Refuge

    Volunteers provide vital support to the Refuge -- from beach clean up to trailhead docents to re-vegetation projects.

    Come join us!

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    Take a Hike!

    Thinking about hiking the Spit? Whether taking a short hike to an overlook or trekking out to the lighthouse, be sure to prepare.

    Find tips here...

Refuge Updates

Comprehensive Conservation Plan Complete

January 10, 2010

The fifteen year plan guiding the management of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge has been completed.

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About the Complex

Washington Maritime Complex

The waters surrounding the North Olympic Peninsula support five additional refuges. Flattery Rocks, Quillayute Needles, Copalis, Protection Island, and San Juan Islands.

Dungeness 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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Connecting to Nature

Wildlife Photography Tips

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Finds tips on how to take your best shot!

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Page Photo Credits — Brant © Dow Lambert, Dunlin / ©Dow Lambert, Volunteer / ©Dow Lambert, Hiking trails / USFWS, Townsend's Chipmunk / ©Dow Lambert, Western Sandpiper © Dow Lambert
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
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