Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • American White Pelicans

    Birds of Baskett Slough

    Did you know over 200 different species of birds have been recorded in the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex?

    Learn More

  • Collared Dusky Rotator

    Dusky Canada Geese

    They're why we're here! The Willamette Valley NWRC was originally established to protect winter habitat for dusky Canada geese.

    Learn more...

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    Refuge Management Update

    Refuge staff write a "Refuge Report" for the Friends Group every month. We post them here, too!

    August 2021 Refuge Report

  • Homepage Canada Geese in Flight

    Bird Buffet

    Did you know Baskett Slough actively manages land to feed wintering geese?

    Learn how we manage land for geese

What's New at Baskett Slough?

Habitat Work and Trail Closures

Oak Woodland

Pardon our dust and the occasional trail closure as we undertake big habitat restoration projects this summer! See link for more detials and maps.

Summer 2021 Habitat Projects at BSK

Self-guided Wildflower Walk

Bradshaw's Desert Parsley

The prairies are in full bloom! Print this bilingual wilflower brochure to help you identify some of the most common species.

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2021 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

The 4th Annual Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge youth waterfowl hunt will take place on September 25th and 26th, 2021. Click the link to view the PSA and fact sheet, along with the application and Refuge map with blind locations. Application deadline is August 27th.

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Discover Nature...

Trail Time!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover the Willamette Valley's native habitat types by exploring the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge trail system!

Trails & Viewing Areas

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Baskett Slough 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