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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Research and Restoration

Doan creek

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Doan Creek Restoration
Whitman Mission National Historic Site is in the process of restoring Doan Creek. This will enhance the riparian habitat of the park, help existing wildlife, and allow for the reintroduction of fish passage from Mill Creek to Doan Creek. Learn more about the Doan Creek Restoration Project.
 
View toward hill with native grasses in foreground.

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Revegetation Program
In 1985, park staff began a revegetation project to control non-native weeds that had invaded the park. more . . .

Did You Know?

Brass compass which belonged to Dr. Whitman

In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.