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  • 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

Discover Nature...

Take a Hike!

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Discover nature by exploring the Baskett Slough NWR trail system!

Trails & Viewing Areas

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

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A collection of three refuges provides wintering habitat and sanctuary for the dusky Canada goose, other waterfowl, and migratory birds in Oregon's emerald landscape, the Willamette Valley

Baskett Slough is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

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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.

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What's New at Baskett Slough?

  • Bilingual Nature Walks - Descubre su Refuge!

    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 mas 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! 2/11, 3/25, 4/8 and 4/15 at 10 am.

    2017 WVNWRC Bilingual Nature Hikes
  • 2017 Solar Eclipse

    2017 Solar Eclipse Image

    On August 21st the moon will cross in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse. Click here for more details on eclipse viewing in the region and the limited options and special closures at the 3 Refuges.

    2017 Solar Eclipse ST Message
  • It is Winter Sanctuary Time!

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    The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and will run through March.

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  • New Complex Bird List

    WVNWRC new Bird List

    We have a new bird list, all updated, revamped and looking quite spectacular! Thank you to volunteer and graphic designer, Jon Hazen for making this happen! Also, thanks to Joel Geier, Bill Tice and refuge staff for compiling the data. We hope you enjoy it! Tambien, tenemos uno en Espanol.

    WVNWRC new Bird List
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Canada Geese, George Gentry/USFWS, American White Pelicans, © Jim Leonard, Double Crested Cormorant, © Jim Leonard, American White Pelican, © Jim Leonard, Canada Geese, USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017
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