Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
 

About Us

Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990, and contains approximately 590 acres. The refuge's purpose is preserve biodiversity along the Columbia River by protecting diverse and now rare Columbia River floodplain wetlands and riparian habitats and forested watershed buffers. Franz Lake is collectively managed with Ridgefield, Steigerwald Lake, and Pierce National Wildlife Refuges, as the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge Manager for the Franz Lake, Steigerwald Lake, and Pierce National Wildlife Refuges is stationed at the headquarters for the Columbia Gorge Refuges.

Franz Lake 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, Ridgefield, WA, 98642
Phone: (360) 887-4106
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