Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • 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.

    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!

    Refuge Report 2020 November Friends Board Meeting

  • 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?

Winter Wildlife Field Day(s) 2021!

2021 WWFD Patch

Join us for the 7th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day(s) from March 1st - March 14th! This year's theme is "Nature in your Neighborhood." Seventeen community partners have come together to bring you two weeks of activities, crafts, programs, videos, story times, field guides and even some pop-up activity stations at William L. Finley Refuge. Our traditional passport and patch are back and everything will be available in both Spanish and English. Check back here In March to access the two weeks of wildlife and nature fun! Llamános a 541-760-3036 para más información.

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It is Winter Sanctuary Time!

Wilson's Snipe SM

The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and runs through March 31st. Thank you for using just the year-round trails during this time to allow the waterfowl to rest and recover.

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Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge offers a youth waterfowl hunt on one weekend in September every year. It is the ONLY hunt opportunity at Baskett Slough Refuge. To find out more about the youth hunt, click the link. To apply for future hunts, check here in May.

2020 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt
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

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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