Pierce National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

About Us

Pierce National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1983, and contains approximately 329 acres. The land was acquired through a land dontation to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by the previous land owner, Mrs. Lena Pierce. The donation helped meet the total Service objectives in the Columbia River Gorge for protection and enhancement of significant wildlife resources. The refuge is currently managed as a sanctuary for wintering waterfowl, such as Canada geese, ducks, and other aquatic birds. Additionally, the Refuge sustains several important rare plant and animal populations. Pierce Refuge is collectively managed with Ridgefield, Steigerwald Lake, and Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuges, as the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge Manager for the Pierce, Steigerwald Lake, and Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuges is stationed at the headquarters for the Columbia Gorge Refuges.

Pierce Refuge is one of over 540 Refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 94 million acre Refuge System is the only nationwide network of Federal lands managed specifically for the conservation of fish and wildlife. Refuges serve to protect our nation's natural and cultural resources for the people of all ages and for generations to come.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 457, Ridgefield, WA, 98642
Physical Address: 29808 NW Main Avenue, August 11, 2008 106
Fax: (360) 887-4109

Columbia Gorge Refuges' Headquarters

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1136, Washougal, WA, 98671
Physical Address: 35501 SE Evergreen Hwy., Washougal, WA, 98671
Phone: (360) 835-8767
Fax: (360) 835-9780

Last updated: January 27, 2011