Current Status:
The Wapato Lake Unit will be established as an addition to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, expanding the Refuge's approved boundary by 4,310 acres. This decision is based on analysis completed in the the Final Land Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, posted on the right. This concludes the planning process.

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.

Information Updated as of: March 2007

Wapato Lake
Land Conservation Planning Study

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.

Tualatin River National Widlife Refuge, Wapato Lake Unit Addition,
Final Land Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, February 2007

The Final LCP/EA is summarized in Planning Update 7, February 2007

Proposed Wapato Lake Unit Draft Land Conservation Plan
and Environmental Assessment, April 2006

Planning Updates:

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

Wapato Lake Planning Update 5, December 2005

Wapato Lake Planning Update 6, April 2006

Wapato Lake Planning Update 7, February 2007

Project Contacts:

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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

For Information on Land Acquisition
Carmella Mares, Realty Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: 503/231-2079 or Toll free: 800/662-8933
Fax: 503/231-6161