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  • Take A Hike!

    Take A Hike!

    Explore Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge with a walk on one of its many trails and boardwalks.

    Ankeny Trails

  • Rotator Goose

    A Haven for Geese

    Did you know that Ankeny NWR was originally established to provide winter habitat for dusky Canada geese?

    Learn how we manage land for geese.

  • Oregon Chub at Finley NWR

    The Oregon Chub Recovers!

    Did you know the Oregon chub was the fish species ever to be delisted from the Endangered Species List? Cool, huh?!

    Learn More

Nature Center News

A Nature Center is Coming to Ankeny!

Great Horned Owl

Did you know that the USFWS is currently working with the Salem Audubon Society to build a Nature Center at Ankeny NWR? The building is still in the planning stages, so stay tuned for details!

Nature Center News

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Complex Graphic

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

Ankeny is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Ankeny Updates

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Canada Geese, George Gentry/USFWS, Red-tailed hawk
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015
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