Thanks For Visiting the Home Page for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex!
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex is comprised of
four National Wildlife Refuges in southwestern Washington State.
These Refuges share the common bond of the lower Columbia River.
A once wild and dynamic Columbia River scoured the earth and spread
rich soils along its edges and into its floodplain. Floodwaters
spilled over these bottomlands and nourished the landscape. Left
behind was a mosaic of wetlands, riparian forests, sloughs, wet
meadows, and meadows, which sustained a diversity of plants, animals,
and fish. In turn, humans have thrived on the River's abundance
for thousands of years. Today, these habitats and wildlife resources
are protected along the lower Columbia River within the boundaries
of the Pierce, Franz Lake, Steigerwald Lake, and Ridgefield National
Wildlife Refuges. Please use the links on this webpage to
learn more about these special places, called National Wildlife