Located at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center  
 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place, WA 98466 | 253-565-9278
Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; TaxID# 23-7450873  

Morse Wildlife Preserve 

Watch this video which highlights the students first visit to the Preserve during the October 2008!

About Morse Wildlife Preserve

The Morse Wildlife Preserve was established by a donation of land from Lloyd and Maxine Morse. Situated at the headwaters of the north fork of Muck Creek, and consists of almost 100 acres.

A tremendous volunteer effort is under way to reintroduce native prairie plants, remove invasive plant species and foster the growth of the oak savannah. The Morse Force, which serves as the volunteer management team for the Preserve, holds monthly work parties to restore the wetland, prairie and upland habitats as well as                                                                  building a board walk

and new trails. The preserve is a mosaic of forests, wetlands, meadow and remnant prairie home to a variety of birds and wildlife.

Please note that this private preserve is only open to the public for special events, scheduled field trips, and Second Sundays at Morse (on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am-4pm between April and October (please arrive by 3pm to allow time to explore the preserve).  

In order to protect wildlife and people, pets are not permitted. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the preserve throughout the year, please call 253-565-9278 for more information or email: morsewildlifepreserve@gmail.com

What to bring: Boots, rain gear, and a water bottle.

To learn more about Morse Wildlife Preserve, visit: morsewildlifepreserve.org or check out the Morse Wildlife Preserve brochure (also available at the preserve).

Morse Wildlife Preserve will be open to the public on Second Sundays, April-October from 10 am - 4 pm (please arrive by 3 pm. 

2017 Second Sundays Dates: 

April 9

May 14 (Mother’s Day)

June 11 

July 9

August 13

September 10

October 8


A collaboration between ForterraMorse Force & Tahoma Audubon

Directions to Property: 
25415 70th Ave E., Graham, WA. (Google map at bottom of page)

From I-5 take Exit 127 on to WA 512 East

  • From WA-512 East take the Pacific Ave/WA 7 Exit.  Turn right (south) onto Pacific Ave/WA 7.
  • At the Roy “Y”, bear left, staying on WA 7.
  • Turn Left at 224th St E (at the Fred Meyer)
  • Turn Right onto 70th Ave E (at the light)
  • Property is on the left at the 25415 mailbox

Morse Wildlife Preserve location:

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