Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is a volunteer-run organization with members who care about the Willamette Valley Refuges as natural resources and work to protect them. We directly support the Refuge Complex to achieve its goals, which include habitat restoration, environmental education, community outreach, and more! We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Friends' Mission

Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is:

  • Promoting the conservation of the natural resources of the refuge complex;
  • Fostering awareness and appreciation of the complex through educational and recreational opportunities; and
  • Participating in activities that help the complex achieve its goals.

 

The Willamette Valley is located between the Cascade and Coastal ranges in Oregon and stretches from the Oregon-Washington border south to the city of Eugene. Historically, it was a land of wet prairies, dry prairies, oak savannas, and mixed woodlands. Today, most of this land has been developed. The refuges of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex represent a significant portion of what historic habitat is left.

Partner Category

Those who experience the outdoors and wildlife first-hand become its greatest conservationists.  We partner with these groups to foster their love of wildlife and conservation.

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.