Features

What's Happening at the Refuge

CWTD Reclassified as Threatened!

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified CWTD as Threatened!

Learn more about the downlisting here

This is the place

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An abundance of wildlife call this refuge home.

Meet some of the neighbors

Refuge for Many

Bufflehead are a common winter visitor to the Refuge/Photo Courtesy of Rollin Bannow

Protecting Columbian white-tailed deer is just one part of the refuge puzzle.

Discover why this place is so important
Connect to Nature

Can We Count You In?

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Refuge wildlife need your help. There are many ways for you to get involved.

Find out about Refuge activities

About the Complex

Willapa Complex

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer is managed as part of the Willapa 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