• 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?

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  • 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.

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  • Double Crested Cormorant

    Wild Goose Tales

    Find out what's happening at Baskett in the latest edition of the Friends of the Willamette Valley NWRC Newsletter, Wild Goose Tales!

    Wild Goose Tales

  • 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?

Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt 2018

Mallard Duck Drawing

For the first time ever, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge will offer a youth waterfowl hunt! The hunt will take place in September, on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd. To find out more and to apply, click the link. Applications need to be received by August 31st.

2018 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Hunt Information

Willamette Daisy Recovery Effort


During the first week of April volunteers and staff from the Refuges and Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) joined together to plant over 4,100 endangered Willamette Daisy! Watch the hillsides along Baskett Butte for this rare plant. THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!

Discover Nature...

Take a Hike!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover nature by exploring the Baskett Slough 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