• Take A Hike!

    Take A Hike!

    Explore Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge with a walk on one of its many trails and boardwalks.

    Ankeny Trails

  • Rotator Goose

    A Haven for Geese

    Did you know that Ankeny NWR was originally established to provide winter habitat for dusky Canada geese?

    Learn how we manage land for geese.

  • Oregon Chub at Finley NWR

    The Oregon Chub Recovers!

    Did you know the Oregon chub was the fish species ever to be delisted from the Endangered Species List? Cool, huh?!

    Learn More

Ankeny Updates

Bilingual Nature Walks - Caminatas de Naturaleza!

Bilingual Nature Hikes

Este es un evento familiar, de todas las edades, gratis para quienes quieran saber mas sobre los Refugios, aves, salir al aire libre y conocer más amigos. Join us for one hour walks that will introduce you to some of the popular trails of the Willamette Valley Refuges! Free, family friendly, and a great way to expand your Spanish vocabulary, spot some neat wildlife, get outside, and make some new friends! 2/10 @ BSK, 2/24 @ ANK, 3/17 @ ANK, 3/31 @ BSK and 4/7 @ FIN at 10 am.

2018 WVNWRC Bilingual Nature Hikes

Winter Sanctuary Season

Canada Geese in Flight

The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Ankeny Refuge on October 1st and will run through March 31st. Please stick to the year-round trails during this time to allow the wintering waterfowl to rest and recover.

Proposed Bi-Mart Country Music Festival

Bi Mart image

Click the link below to view USFWS comments submitted to Marion County on the proposed music festival adjacent to Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge.

Bimart Music Festival comments to county

Ankeny Hill Nature Center: Signed FONSI

School bus drawing

Thank you for your comments, suggestions and edits on the Ankeny Hill Nature Center project and the Environmental Assessment (EA). Based on the public comments we received and considered, Alternative B was chosen with a few modifications, based on public input. See attached Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for more information.

Nature Center News

A Nature Center at Ankeny?

Great Horned Owl

Did you know that the USFWS is currently working with the Salem Audubon Society and Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex on the potential for a Nature Center at Ankeny Refuge? The project is still in the early planning stages, so stay tuned for details!

Nature Center News

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS