Urban Refuge Annual Report
Local Refuges reach out to urban audiences and help grow partnerships. Read about the success!
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Introducing *Early Morning Bird Walks*
Every first Saturday, come walk the trails of the refuge with an experienced birder! Registration required.
Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk!
Go on a guided walk to find butterflies and dragonflies.
In the Community
Nature is more than just a place to visit, it's all around us, every day. Our passion for conservation at the USFWS is on display at the four National Wildlife Refuges of the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area, but we can do more. Through the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program, we are working with community partners throughout the metro area to ensure a nature-rich future for the entire region.Learn More
About the Complex
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Tualatin River and Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuges.
Tualatin River is managed as part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
A Refuge For Us All
Sat. May 21st, 10am-4pm
Join us at the Refuge for a full day of outdoor family fun at the 20th Anniversary of Tualatin River Bird Festival. You'll enjoy guided bird walks, wagon rides, archery, crafts, a live bird show, and much, much more.Explore the details...
La familia entera está invitada a explorar la naturaleza – a soló 30 minutos de Portland.
El refugio es un lugar seguro y adonde se puede sentir en casa. Lleno de vida silvestre y belleza natural, usted podra tener esta experiencia ¡GRATIS!Un Refugio Para Todos
Refuge volunteers gave the equivalent of 8 full-time staff positions last year. They help kids connect with nature, restore habitat, monitor wildlife populations, and assist with day-to-day activities, all while having a lot of fun. Learn more about volunteering
Where would any of us be without friends. Nowhere is that more true than at the Refuge. From restoration, to education, to being the smiling face to greet you at the Wildlife Center, The Friends of Tualatin River NWR are as much the face of the Refuge as the critters. Check them out today!Learn more about the Friends
These sleek ducks are one of the first winter migrants to arrive in the wetlands. Look for their long, dark tail feathers as they dabble in the wetlands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood duck - ©Eric Vogt, Northern pintail - ©Ed Bustya
Last Updated: May 26, 2016