Natural Resources

  Light through trees Eagle

NAS Whidbey Island's Environmental Affairs Department manages over 57,000 combined acres throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Approximately 9,000 acres occur on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound, while over 48,000 acres occur at Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman in eastern Oregon. Navy-owned land on Whidbey Island consists of Ault Field, Seaplane Base, OLF Coupeville, and Lake Hancock. 


driftwood on the local beach


Natural Resource Managers at the Environmental Affairs Department manage approximately 500 species of plants, 300 species of birds, 125 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and over 350 known species of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates at NASWI and NWSTF Boardman.  In addition, 13 species of marine mammals and 160 species of  marine fish also occur within the adjacent waters of NASWI.  Natural resources management at NASWI and NWSTF Boardman includes ensuring compliance with a multitude of natural resource laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Sikes Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, and Clean Water Act.


Lake Hancockeagle taking off


See some of the unique wildlife resources managed by NAS Whidbey Island...


List of Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species on NASWI 




See some of the unique wildlife at NWSTF Boardman...



List of Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species on NWSTF Boardman




List of habitats managed by NAS Whidbey Island...





Blue Heron


Bird Checklist of NAS Whidbey Island (1MB JPG file)

Bird Checklist of NWSTF Boardman (500K JPG file)


Additional Natural Resources Links



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