• Earth Day

    Earth Day at the Refuge!

    Celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 21st at our annual plant sale, restoration work party, and fun activites for all!

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    Owls and bats! Fall is back!

    Check out our fall programs today!

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    Access Recreation

    Thanks to access recreation, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is accessible to all! Check out their website below.

    Access Recreation

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    25th Anniversary Celebration!

    The Refuge is celebrating 25 years!

A Refuge For Us All

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

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We are proud to announce our 3rd Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt, open to youth age 17 and younger. Application period closes October 1st. The hunt takes place on the Riverboat Unit of the refuge, giving young people a chance to see part of the Refuge usually closed to the public in addition to learning about hunting and conservation in a safe environment.

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Explorando el Refugio

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La familia entera está invitada a explorar la naturaleza – a soló 30 minutos de Portland. El refugio es un lugar seguro y adonde se puede sentir en casa. Lleno de vida silvestre y belleza natural, usted podra tener esta experiencia ¡GRATIS!

Un Refugio Para Todos

Become a Refuge Friend

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Where would any of us be without friends. Nowhere is that more true than at the Refuge. From restoration, to education, to being the smiling face to greet you at the Wildlife Center, The Friends of Tualatin River NWR are as much the face of the Refuge as the critters. Check them out today!

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In the Community

Portland-Vancouver Urban Refuge Program

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National Wildlife Refuges are natural places to build community. The Portland-Vancouver Metro Area is home to four of these special places where wildlife and people thrive. Refuges are places from which we can tell the story of how critical nature is to our daily lives, and places from which we can listen and engage to ensure we are aware of and relevant to the needs of the community. This is the essence of the Urban Refuge Program.

Learn more about the Urban Refuge Program

About the Complex

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 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.

Learn more about the NWRS