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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (Cheney Washington near Spokane)
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (Cheney Washington near Spokane)
DATE: 2013/03/28::
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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip Program
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip Program
DATE: 2013/04/04::
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Douglas Triteleia (Triteleia grandiflora), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
Douglas Triteleia (Triteleia grandiflora), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
DATE: 2012/01/08::
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American Red Squirrel in Ponderosa Pine, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington
American Red Squirrel in Ponderosa Pine, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington
DATE: 2011/06/20::
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Aspen Trees Felled by North American Beaver, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
Aspen Trees Felled by North American Beaver, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
DATE: 2011/12/17::
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Mourning Dove, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, Washington
Mourning Dove, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, Washington
DATE: 2011/12/17::
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Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, Washington
Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, Washington
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Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA
DATE: 2011/12/15::
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Wildlife Refuge in AVCHD format
Wildlife Refuge in AVCHD format
DATE: 2008/09/20::
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Crews fight wildfire at Turnbull Refuge
Crews fight wildfire at Turnbull Refuge
DATE: 2012/09/06::
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SPRING BREAK 2015!!!
SPRING BREAK 2015!!!
DATE: 2015/03/27::
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Trek to Turnbull
Trek to Turnbull
DATE: 2008/03/07::
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Turnbull Earth Day 2011
Turnbull Earth Day 2011
DATE: 2011/04/24::
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Spyder in Turnbull, 6-20-12
Spyder in Turnbull, 6-20-12
DATE: 2012/06/21::
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Tommy on the hilltop (soundtrack by Stormfeather)©2013 Fallenfeather productions,all rights reserved
Tommy on the hilltop (soundtrack by Stormfeather)©2013 Fallenfeather productions,all rights reserved
DATE: 2013/05/02::
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Special Show: AmeriCorps Week 2015
Special Show: AmeriCorps Week 2015
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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Road to Winter in the West
Road to Winter in the West
DATE: 2008/12/09::
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Dennis Holman ash spreading
Dennis Holman ash spreading
DATE: 2012/11/20::
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Wildfire season showing no signs of slowing down
Wildfire season showing no signs of slowing down
DATE: 2012/09/06::
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Nature-Winter Scenes 2009
Nature-Winter Scenes 2009
DATE: 2009/01/19::
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Synchronized Swimming (Trumpeter Swans at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge)
Synchronized Swimming (Trumpeter Swans at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge)
DATE: 2011/02/09::
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Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge - Marsh Restoration
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge - Marsh Restoration
DATE: 2012/01/06::
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
DATE: 2012/12/01::
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Animals at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Animals at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
DATE: 2009/07/16::
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Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides), Charles Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides), Charles Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana
DATE: 2011/06/19::
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Hudsonian Godwit, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Malta, Montana, USA
Hudsonian Godwit, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Malta, Montana, USA
DATE: 2011/12/15::
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Rail Trail Spokane County
Rail Trail Spokane County
DATE: 2009/04/16::
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Common Camas (close up), William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Common Camas (close up), William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
DATE: 2011/05/14::
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American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana), Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana
American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana), Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana
DATE: 2011/06/19::
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Bradshaw
Bradshaw's Desert Parsley (Lomatium bradshawii), William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
DATE: 2012/06/10::
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Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus), William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus), William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
DATE: 2012/06/15::
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Paddling the Garden of Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
Paddling the Garden of Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
DATE: 2011/05/22::
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Columbia Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus), Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Columbia Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus), Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
DATE: 2012/01/09::
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Canada Geese and Goslings, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana
Canada Geese and Goslings, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana
DATE: 2011/06/19::
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Scablands of Eastern Washington
Scablands of Eastern Washington
DATE: 2008/08/19::
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Demonstration of the Pyroshot for ignition of prescribed fires
Demonstration of the Pyroshot for ignition of prescribed fires
DATE: 2010/04/14::
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
DATE: 2013/12/21::
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Leadbetter Point State Park -Washington State, USA
Leadbetter Point State Park -Washington State, USA
DATE: 2013/08/12::
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Bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
DATE: 2013/06/15::
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Turnbull Wildlife Reserve Cheney Washington
Turnbull Wildlife Reserve Cheney Washington
DATE: 2010/04/09::
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PBS Show January 4-10, 2015, #2312 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
PBS Show January 4-10, 2015, #2312 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
DATE: 2015/01/12::
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Finesville Dam Removal
Finesville Dam Removal
DATE: 2013/04/05::
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Sniffing Out Illegal Wildlife Shipments
Sniffing Out Illegal Wildlife Shipments
DATE: 2013/04/04::
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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cheney-University Area - Cheney, Washington
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cheney-University Area - Cheney, Washington
DATE: 2011/03/30::
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National Butterfly Center, Mission Texas
National Butterfly Center, Mission Texas
DATE: 2014/02/13::
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Redwood National Park Wildlife
Redwood National Park Wildlife
DATE: 2011/11/12::
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Oak Creek Wildlife Area: Hundreds of Majestic Wild Elk and Bighorn Sheep (HD)
Oak Creek Wildlife Area: Hundreds of Majestic Wild Elk and Bighorn Sheep (HD)
DATE: 2013/01/24::
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American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
DATE: 2013/05/30::
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The Wildlife and Nature of Washington
The Wildlife and Nature of Washington
DATE: 2012/04/19::
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Skagit Wildlife Refugee, Wiley Slough in Skagit County, Washington
Skagit Wildlife Refugee, Wiley Slough in Skagit County, Washington
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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Location in Washington state
Location Spokane County, Washington
Nearest city Cheney, Washington
Coordinates 47°25′26″N 117°34′33″W / 47.42389°N 117.57583°W / 47.42389; -117.57583Coordinates: 47°25′26″N 117°34′33″W / 47.42389°N 117.57583°W / 47.42389; -117.57583[1]
Area 18,684.98 acres (7,561.54 ha)[2]
Established 1937 (1937)
Governing body United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is located six miles (10 km) south of Cheney, Washington, on the eastern edge of the Columbia Basin in Spokane County in northeastern Washington. Turnbull NWR encompasses more than 18,000 acres (7,300 ha) of the Channeled Scablands. The ecosystem that predominates the refuge is unique within the National Wildlife Refuge System and has characteristics that distinguish it from natural reserves worldwide. The combination of basalt outcrops, channeled canyons, and ponderosa pine forests infused in a diverse landscape of over 130 marshes, wetlands, and lakes creates an environment of aesthetic beauty as well as high quality wildlife habitat.[3]


Geology[edit]

The refuge is situated within the Channeled Scablands, an area formed 16,000 years ago by Missoula Floods during the last ice age. The powerful forces of volcanism, glaciation, and the largest flood in geological history have combined to forge a distinct environment. Refuge ecosystems represent an ecological transition between the dry, sagebrush-dotted grasslands of the Columbia Basin up toward the timbered Selkirk and Bitterroot mountain ranges that rise up to the east. The 3,036 acres (1,229 ha) of wetlands on Turnbull NWR represent some of the last quality breeding habitat available in eastern Washington for waterfowl, which have experienced tremendous population declines across North America due to loss and degradation of breeding, migration and wintering habitat. The powerful forces of the volcanism which formed the Columbia Plateau, glaciation, and a series of large floods combined to form an environment unique in many respects. The area provides a high quality wildlife habitat that combines scablands, basalt outcrops, channeled canyons, ponderosa pine forests, and meadows in a diverse landscape with over 130 marshes, wetlands and lakes.[3]

Wildlife and habitat[edit]

The refuge was established in 1937 by an Executive Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide productive breeding and nesting grounds for migratory birds[4] and other wildlife. The ecosystem that predominates the refuge is unique within the National Wildlife Refuge System and has characteristics that distinguish it from natural reserves worldwide. The 3,036 acres (12 km²) of wetlands on Turnbull NWR represent some of the last quality breeding habitat available in eastern Washington for waterfowl, which have experienced tremendous population declines across North America due to loss and degradation of breeding, migration and wintering habitat. The ecological transition between the dry, sagebrush dotted grasslands of the Columbia Basin up toward the timbered Selkirk and Bitterroot Mountains provides excellent wildlife habitat.[3]

Access[edit]

The Columbia Plateau Trail provides access to the refuge. The Pine Lake Loop Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail in 2006, provides 1.25 miles (2.01 km) of wheelchair-accessible hiking along Winslow Pool and around Pine Lake.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report of Lands as of September 30, 2013" (PDF). United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 
  3. ^ a b c "About the Refuge". Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
  4. ^ Laura Glasgow. "Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge". Spokane Historical. Eastern Washington University. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pine Lake Loop Trail". National Recreation Trails. American Trails. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 

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