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Refuge Stewards


Even though the Pierce NWR is closed to visitors you can still help to conserve habitat and wildlife in the area. The best way to get involved is to help the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, who's mission is to support the three refuges in the Columbia Gorge.

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About the Complex

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Complex Graphic

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex is comprised of four National Wildlife Refuges in southwestern Washington State – Ridgefield, Steigerwald Lake, Pierce, and Franz Lake.

Pierce is managed as part of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Wildlife Viewing

Spring Bird Walks

Warbler - ©Douglas Beall

Besides volunteering, the other way to see Pierce is to sign up for a birding walk led by one of our very skilled volunteers. Hikes this year will be on 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, and 6/4. Sign up by calling the Ridgefield NWR Office at 360-887-4106 or emailing

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Binos - ©Gorge Stewards, Warbler - ©Douglas Beall, Trees - ©Michael Hersen, Chum - ©Ron Wong - USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2016
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