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.
if the fish, wildlife, and plant resources in the Wapato Lake Study Area
should be protected as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Size and Location:
6,400 acres located in Oregon, east of Gaston, south of Forest Grove,
primarily in Washington County and south into Yamhill County.
as of: March 2007
Land Conservation Planning Study
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
River National Widlife Refuge, Wapato Lake Unit Addition,
Final Land Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, February 2007
Final LCP/EA is summarized in Planning Update 7, February 2007
Wapato Lake Unit Draft Land Conservation Plan
and Environmental Assessment, April 2006
Lake Planning Update 1, October 2001
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,
Lake Planning Update 6, April 2006
Lake Planning Update 7, February 2007
this link to e-mail your comments and questions to us.
Information on the National Wildlife Refuge System
Ralph Webber, Project
National Wildlife Refuge
16507 SW Roy Rogers Road
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
Phone: 503/590-5811 Fax: 503/590-6702
Information on Land Acquisition
Carmella Mares, Realty Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97232
or Toll free: 800/662-8933