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Puddle Stompers from the Head Start find a rough-skinned newt at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Puddle Stompers from the Head Start find a rough-skinned newt at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS

Program gives free access to federal lands for 4th graders and their families


President Obama has launched the Every Kid in a Park Initiative, an effort to inspire every child to get outside and learn about the rich history and natural wonders of our federal lands and waters. The Every Kid in a Park initiative grants every 4th grader in the country and their family free access to national wildlife refuges, national parks, national forests and other federal lands and waters for an entire year. 


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Waterfowl in Oregon's Willamette Valley
Waterfowl in Oregon's Willamette Valley FWS Image

Hunting, Fishing Opportunities Expanded on National Wildlife Refuges


The Service will expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System, including William L. Finley NWR and Tualatin River NWR. The Service also modified existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 100 additional refuges and wetland management districts. The Service manages its hunting and fishing programs on refuges to ensure sustainable wildlife populations, while offering traditional wildlife-dependent recreation on public lands. 


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Guide to Hunting on Refuges

Guide to Fishing on Refuges


Kelly Moroney, Project Leader, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuges.

Kelly Moroney, Project Leader, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuges USFWS

Service Announces New Project Leader for Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuges


The Service has named Kelly Moroney Project Leader for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This six-refuge complex includes Oregon Islands, Cape Meares, Three Arch Rocks, Nestucca Bay, Siletz Bay, and Bandon Marsh NWRs. Together, they span 320 miles of the rugged Oregon coastline. Millions of visitors traveling along U.S Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, are touched by these refuges each year when the visit places like Haystack Rock. 


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