Pierce NWR was established in 1983 to provide habitat for waterfowl, particularly Canada geese. The habitats of the Refuge include wetlands, grasslands, forests and streams. Staff and partners strive to study, restore and monitor these habitats and species to ensure their long term success.
In keeping with this research and monitoring emphasis, human disturbance is kept to a minimum. There is no visitor access at this refuge.
The Refuge offers larger species like Roosevelt Elk and black bear, and threatened and endangered species such as chum salmon and western pond turtles a place to thrive and recover.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything we do from projects and research to the recreational activities offered. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.