Let’s Talk About Hanford critters

Hanford Wildlife

Get ready to take a dive into the habitat and wildlife that call the Hanford Reach National Monument home for the next edition of our virtual Let's Talk About Hanford series – Hanford Wildlife. 

Join the live discussion 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on Facebook or WebEx. 

For this fifth conversation, we're partnering with our expert colleagues at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to share information about the habitat in the Hanford area, and about some of the wildlife species that can be found there.

This event's featured guests will be Benton and Franklin County Willdife Biologist Jason Fidorra, with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Acting Project Leader Trina Staloch, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Hanford Reach National Monument. 

Jason and Trina will be joined by Ginger Wireman, Ryan Miller, and Daina McFadden from our agency's Nuclear Waste Program communications team.

We'll begin the evening with a Hanford habitat and wildlife presentation by Jason and Trina, followed by a live question and answer session with you!

Join the conversation

This virtual event is available to stream on both Facebook Live and WebEx. Join via Facebook by watching live at the time of the event on our Hanford Facebook page, or the Facebook event page. 

For the WebEx stream (audio and video):

Join by phone (audio only):

  • +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
  • ​+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
  • Access Code: 245 681 73590
  • Event password: (77773623 when joining by phone only)

Can't attend the conversation on Oct. 27? The event recording will be available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel shortly after the stream ends. You can also submit your questions to us about Hanford habitat and wildlife in advance of the live event. We'll make every effort to answer your submitted questions live during the Q&A session.

What it's all about

We first announced these virtual events in late March, with the aim to help you better understand all things related to Hanford and its complex nuclear cleanup.

Beginning during World War II, Hanford produced plutonium for decades before shifting to a new mission in 1989 to clean up the massive amounts of waste and contamination that production left behind. 

These conversations blend high-level easy-to-understand presentations and conversations with you about Hanford topics, ranging from specific cleanup projects and history of the site to the Hanford Reach habitat and wildlife that call it home.

We're gearing these virtual discussions toward those unfamiliar with Hanford, those who want a refresher, or to expand existing knowledge about Hanford. We'll start each event with a short high-level presentation on that day's topic, followed by a live Q&A with those watching.

Have any questions or ideas for future conversations? Drop us a line, and we hope to see you virtually during our fifth livestream!

Missed the introduction video or first four conversations? Check them out on YouTube: