Enjoying Toppenish

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

Summer Bunny

It surprises a lot of people that the “Evergreen State” of Washington is largely arid—and it gets hot, often into triple digits for long stretches. We can beat the heat by heading to air conditioning. However, the animals of Toppenish NWR don't have that luxury. How do they cope?

Beating The Heat

Wading Bird Gallery

Sandhill Crane Illustration

Toppenish is all about water birds—well, mostly about. There's no argument, though, that the big wading birds are spectacular. Check out the Wading Bird Photo Gallery.

Wading Birds

Working With Water

Backhoe Illustration

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is adding to its wetland acreage with the conversion of a weed infested upland to approximately 30 acres of prime wetland habitat! The restoration will not only increase the amount of feeding and loafing habitat available for migratory and wintering water birds, but will also improve the function of the adjacent wetlands by providing greater connectivity.

Resource Management
The Best Anglers

Watching Wildlife

Ducks

Want to see more animals on your trip to Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge? Here are some tips from the "experts."

Watching Wildlife

About the Complex

Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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