Naval Magazine Indian Island hosts a wealth of cultural and natural resources, including several Native American archeological sites, historical pioneer homestead sites and WWII-era buildings. The island is also home to a wide diversity of wildlife species, including 10 established bald eagles nesting sites, several hundred deer, coyotes, otters and an occasional cougar.
Stewardship in the spotlight:
Naval Magazine Indian Island annual seining of Kilisut Harbor
Eighth graders from Blue Heron Middle School work alongside environmental personnel from United States Geological Survey Marrowstone Marine Field Station and other organizations survey the waters for updated salmon numbers during a beach seining at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Hadlock, Washington May 5, 2022. Fish and other organisms are counted and recorded for the Kilisut Harbor restoration project. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sophia H. Brooks)
Naval Magazine Indian Island and Naval Base Kitsap helped restore Kilisut Harbor
Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island participated in the Kilisut Harbor Restoration project by providing $1 million in funding and construction guidance. The project broke ground in August 2019 and by August 2020 restored a waterway between the Indian and Marrowstone Islands in the Puget Sound, benefitting water quality and sea life.
Forestry Management on Navy Bases in the Northwest:
The regional forester for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Northwest, talks about forestry management at Indian Island and other Navy bases in the Northwest.
Water Quality Information: https://cnrnw.cnic.navy.mil/Operations-and-Management/Environmental-Stewardship-and-Compliance/Water-Quality-Information/