Projects and Research

Throughout Willapa National Wildlife Refuge's history, there have been several projects completed that have achieved various conservation goals. From restoring tidal marsh and coastal dune habitats, to increasing outdoor recreation opportunities. See below for some project highlights! 

Estuaries are among the most productive natural systems on earth due to the mixing of nutrients from land and sea. Coastal areas, including estuaries, comprise less than 10% of the nation’s land area yet support a significant number of wildlife species, including 75% of migratory birds, nearly 80% of fish and shellfish, and about half of all threatened and endangered species.