Project Contacts:
For Information on the Planning Process
Cathy Osugi, Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: 503/231-2231
Fax: 503/231-6161

For Information on the National Wildlife Refuge System
Ralph Webber, Project Leader
Tualatin River
National Wildlife Refuge
16507 SW Roy Rogers Road
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
Phone: 503/590-5811
Fax: 503/590-6702

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Wapato Lake
Land Protection Planning Study

Project Profile

Purpose of Study:
To determine if the fish, wildlife, and plant resources in the Wapato Lake Study Area should be protected as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Study Area Size and Location:
Approximately 6,400 acres located in Oregon, east of Gaston, south of Forest Grove, primarily in Washington County and south into Yamhill County (see map on right).

Current Status:
We are currently collecting data and developing Preliminary Alternatives. The next step will be to prepare a Planning Update that describes the Alternatives and mail it out for public review and comment.

Documents Available Online:
You can read, print, or download the following documents online using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the Adobe software is available from the Adobe website.

Wapato Lake Planning Update 1, October 2001
Wapato Lake Planning Update 2, April 2002
Wapato Lake Planning Update 3, December 2002
Wapato Lake Planning Update 4, December 2003 (corrected version posted January 23, 2004)


Information Updated as of: December 2003