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The Best Anglers

Watching Wildlife

Ducks

Want to see more animals on your trip to Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge? Here are some tips from the "experts."

Watching Wildlife

About the Complex

Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Mid-Columbia River Refuges are eight refuges within the Columbia Basin.

Toppenish is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge 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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Enjoying Toppenish

  • Wading Bird Gallery

    Sandhill Crane Illustration

    Toppenish is all about water birds—well, mostly about. There's no argument, though, that the big wading birds are spectacular. Check out the Wading Bird Photo Gallery.

    Wading Birds
  • Working With Water

    Backhoe Illustration

    Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is adding to its wetland acreage with the conversion of a weed infested upland to approximately 30 acres of prime wetland habitat! The restoration will not only increase the amount of feeding and loafing habitat available for migratory and wintering water birds, but will also improve the function of the adjacent wetlands by providing greater connectivity.

    Resource Management
  • Bird Watching

    Chickadee

    Water in the desert always brings birds, and Toppenish is known for its birds, from the thousands of waterfowl migrating through to those species that stay to raise their families. Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to work on your life list. Here’s our bird list.

    Bird List
Page Photo Credits — Muskrat - Michael Bamford, Steelhead Jumping Falls - Greg Shields
Last Updated: May 26, 2015

Events

  • 2015 Events Calendar

    Snowy Owl - EventsJanuary 01, 2015

    We've summarized our of events for you in PDF format. Things do change, so please look at the event details in the calendar.

    2015 Events Calendar (PDF)
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