Contact Us

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex has a small but dedicated and friendly staff that work primarily out of the Ridgefield, WA office. The following people may be able to answer your questions about the refuge, what we do to conserve and protect your natural resources, and how our organization can help you to do the same.

  • Refuge Project Leader - Christopher Lapp

    Christopher Lapp oversees all operations, programs and employees for the Complex. Contact him with questions regarding refuge operations, status of refuge projects, refuge management and policy.

    Office Phone: 360-887-4106 x 27

    Cell Phone: 360-823-8610

    Email: Christopher

  • Visitor Services Specialist - Eric Anderson

    Eric Anderson oversees all visitor services programs for the Complex. Contact him with your questions about public use programs and permits including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation/photography, special tours/events, refuge hours, rules & regulations.

    Office Phone: 360-887-4106 x 26


  • Park Ranger - Josie Finley

    Josie Finley oversees the environmental education and volunteer programs, and the website management for the Complex. Contact her with your questions about student field trips, educator and student resources, volunteering, outreach and educational events on and off site, and website updates.

    Office Phone: 360-887-4106

    Cell Phone: 360-608-2059


  • Refuge Biologist - Alex Chmielewski

    Alex Chmielewski oversees all biological programs for the Complex. Contact him with your questions about wildlife sightings, wildlife or habitat management actions, and biological permits.

    Office Phone: 360-887-3883 x 12


  • Restoration Coordinator - Lynn Cornelius

    Lynn Cornelius is an employee of the Friends of the Ridgefield NWR who assists Refuge staff in coordinating habitat restoration programs. He oversees restoration planting and invasive species removal programs. Contact Lynn with your questions about habitat restoration volunteering opportunities including tree planting and invasive plant control events..

    Office Phone: 360-887-3883 x 14


  • Plankhouse Coordinator - Sarah Hill

    Sarah Hill is an employee of the Friends of the Ridgefield NWR and coordinates the Plankhouse and cultural history programs on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Contact Sarah with your questions about Plankhouse visits, cultural education and outreach programs on and off of the Refuge, and volunteering for cultural programs.

    Office Phone: 360-887-4106

    Cell Phone: 360-448-3461