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Walk and Talk: Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge

February 24, 2023 , 10:00 am 12:00 pm

The History and Future of Stewardship at Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge

Last year, 317 volunteers joined Great Peninsula Conservancy to plant 5,000 native trees and shrubs at the Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge as part of an assisted migration study with Western Washington University to support climate resilience, but the history of stewardship on the property begins long before that! Join us at the site next Friday, February 24th for a Walk & Talk made possible by the Mason County Historic Preservation Committee. Together, we’ll also take a look back at the history of this amazing example of Hood Canal saltmarsh and hear an update from Western Washington University graduate student Chelsea Harris about the restoration work contributing to her research. There may be an opportunity for attendees to assist Chelsea with some winter monitoring, so come prepared to get hands-on! RSVP today!


  • Please dress for the weather
  • This walk through the study area will likely not exceed 1/4 of a mile, but please come prepared to wade through tall grass and some uneven terrain
  • Please RSVP at the link below to receive directions to the meet-up location