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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Did you know great blue herons nest in trees, forming colonies called rookeries? A heron rookery can be found at our Snag Boat Bend Unit.

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

  • Oregon Chub at Finley NWR

    The Oregon Chub Recovers!

    Did you know the Oregon chub has been proposed as the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List due to recovery?

    Learn More...

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    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

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    A Seasonal Favorite: the Dusky

    Did you know William L. Finley NWR was established to protect dusky Canada goose wintering habitat?

    Learn more about dusky Canada geese...

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    Wild Goose Tales

    Check out the most recent edition of Wild Goose Tales, the Refuge Complex Friends' quarterly newsletter!

    Wild Goose Tales 2014, 2nd Quarter

Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?

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Want to know what to look for on your next visit? Check out our Refuge Wildlife Report for the most up-to-date scoop on what there is to see.

Refuge Wildlife Report

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

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A collection of three refuges provides wintering habitat and sanctuary for the dusky Canada goose, other waterfowl and migratory birds in Oregon's emerald landscape, the Willamette Valley.

William L. Finley is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Marsh Wren, © Mike Larsen, Great Blue Heron, George Gentry/USFWS, Oregon Chub swim at Finley NWR, Rick Swart/ODFW, Dragonfly, © Joe Staff, Canada Geese, USFWS, Swallowtail Butterfly, © Joe Staff, Roosevelt Elk Bull, © Joe Staff, Cedar Waxwings, George Gentry/USFWS
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2014

Events

  • Let's Pull Together!

    Let's Pull Together EventSeptember 06, 2014

    Join fellow volunteers to pull noxious weeds around Benton, Linn, and Polk Counties!

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