Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in celebrating this tribute to Mother Earth by practicing ways to make a better planet for fish, wildlife and their habitat. Learn more about how this monumental effort has been instrumental in the development of some of the most powerful and effective environmental legislation!
This year, Ridgefield NWR’s Cathlapotle Plankhouse is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a tangible link to the first people of the Columbia River who lived here in the past and a unique site for the interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage preserved on the Refuge.
When kids spend less time outdoors, the ability to find out what they're capable of is diminished. Nature has been proven to be beneficial for children in almost all parts of their life. Learn more about what children can gain by being connected with the natural world around them.
Join the Fish and Wildlife Service and our Friends as we celebrate BirdFest as well as the 50th anniversary of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!
Our aptly named fisheries biologist, Rod Engle, shares his personal trials, triumphs, and tips after introducing his daughters to fishing.
4th Annual Birds and Brew to Support Fernhill Wetlands
Come on out to the 4th annual Birds and Brew Festival at the Fernhill Wetlands (1399 Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove) on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. At this family-friendly event you can learn about wetland critters, migratory birds, wildlife photography, and just having fun in nature. Stop by for a tour; see the birds of prey and reptiles exhibit, get your hands dirty with science and nature, and don't forget the face painting, artists, and other activities.For More Information
Ridgefield NWR Habitat Restoration
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Head to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge every Wednesday and Saturday to assist with the ongoing removal of invasive Ricefield Bullrush plants. Come lend a hand while exploring the refuge's wetlands.Get the Full Event Details Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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Play or Work? Why Can't It Be Both?
To the casual passerby, the sounds of young laughter and splashing in a river may evoke an image of youth hard at play; but USFWS intern, Kira Marie Cazenave, has a different story to tell.
In this installment of Faces of Nature, Kira offers a window into what it's like to be a young 'Biologist-For-A-Day' as a group of students from Washington team up with a pair of USFWS biologists to peer beneath the surface of the Newaukum River and check up on the health of mussels and the water...and have a little fun in the process.Read the full story
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