Wildlife & Habitat

Black-tailed Deer Fawn

The Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese, but provides for a wide variety of bird, plant, and animal species. From the black-tailed deer to the least sandpiper, Baskett Slough provides a habitat type for everyone.

  • Birds

    Bullock's Oriole

    Wildly popular with birders from across the country, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge hosts over 200 species of birds either for winter, nesting or migration stopovers. The diversity in habitat types on the refuge is directly reflected in the bird species present which range from shorebirds and waterbirds, to songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl.

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  • Habitat

    Oak Woodland

    Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is located in the fertile Willamette Valley of northwestern Oregon . The Refuge is situated in open farmland near the eastern foothills of the Coast Range , with the broad Willamette Valley and the Cascade Mountains to the east.

    Elevations range from 185 to 414 feet msl. The Willamette Valley , with its mild, rainy winter climate, is an ideal environment for wintering waterfowl. The Refuge consists of 1,173 acres of cropland, which provide forage for wintering geese, 300 acres of forests, 550 acres of grasslands, 500 acres of shallow water seasonal wetlands and 35 acres of permanent open water.

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  • Threatened and Endangered Species

    Bradshaw's Lomatium

    The Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is home to 10 different federally listed species of plants and wildlife. We manage habitat for these species at Baskett Slough NWR.

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