Hanford Reach National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hanford Reach National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hanford Reach National Monument

Address:3520 Port of Benton Blvd
Richland, WA 99354

Phone:509-371-1801
Fax:509-375-0196
Web: www.fws.gov/hanfordreach/index-expanded.html
Established: 2000.
Location:Off I-182 in central Washington, north of Richland.
Facilities:Boat launch, scenic overlook.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, hunting, fishing, wildlife observation.
Special Features:The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's only national monument, Hanford Reach is a place of sweeping vistas and stark beauty with a chilling reminder of its dark history. The U.S. Department of Energy's "Hanford Site" was established during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project; plutonium from Hanford's reactors fueled "Fat Man," the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945, killing as many as 150,000 people. The reactors are being dismantled, and the lands and waters are undergoing remediation.
Habitats: 195,000 acres, primarily shrub-steppe with riparian, aquatic, and riverine habitats, including the Saddle Mountain NWR.
Access: Most of the Columbia River corridor is open for public use, though some shoreline and islands are closed to visitation. A few day-use areas are open during daylight hours, but most areas are closed except for pre-approved ecological research and environmental education activities.
Wild life: Chinook salmon. Species of concern include ferruginous hawk, burrowing owl, loggerhead shrike, sage sparrow, Brewer's sparrow, sage thrasher, greater sage grouse, long-billed curlew, sagebrush vole, Merriam's shrew, pygmy rabbit, Washington ground squirrel, black-tailed jack rabbit, sagebrush lizard, and striped whipsnake.

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