About the Refuge

Long billed Curlew chick

Oxford Slough is the only Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in the Service's Pacific Region. 

Located 10 miles north of Preston, Idaho, abutting the small town of Oxford in the Cache Valley, Oxford Slough is the drainage for Oxford and Deep Creeks, as well as other streams and creeks in the surrounding mountain ranges. The WPA provides valuable foraging habitat for species such as cranes, geese, Franklin's gulls, and white-faced ibis, as well as nesting habitat for many shorebird species.

There are no staff on site; the WPA is managed as part of the Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex. For long-range Comprehensive Conservation Planning (CCP) purposes, the WPA is included in the Bear Lake NWR planning process.