Features

  • Roosevelt Elk Herd

    Elk Hunt Information

    Elk hunters, you can view 2017 elk hunt information here. To apply for the next elk hunt, check our website in May.

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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Did you know great blue herons nest in trees, forming colonies called rookeries? A heron rookery can be found at our Snag Boat Bend Unit.

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

  • Oregon Chub at Finley NWR

    The Oregon Chub Recovers!

    The Oregon Chub is the first fish species ever to be removed from the Endangered Species List due to recovery!

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    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

Refuge Updates

2018 Natural Areas Celebration Week Events

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Join us for a prairie loop tour (May 6th) and a plant ID walk (May 10th) during this year's Natural Areas Celebration Week! Click the link for details and flyer.

NACW Events 2018

Spring/Summer Calendar of Events!

Fiechter House

Have you always wanted to see inside the historic Fiechter House at William L. Finley Refuge? Now you can on 2 very special days! Plus, don't miss the new Sunday Wildlife Series. Click the link for dates and details.

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Barn Renovations

Cabell Barn 2017

William L. Finley Refuge Barns are undergoing renovations. For more information, click on the link.

2017 Barn Renovation Promo

2018 Elk Hunt Applications Coming Soon

Roosevelt Elk Article

The 2017 hunt season ended on 10/31/2017. Check our website in May of 2018 for applications for the 2018 elk hunt. For 2017 elk hunt information, click the link.

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Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?

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Want to know what to look for on your next visit? Check out our Refuge Wildlife Report for the most up-to-date scoop on what there is to see.

Refuge Wildlife Report

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR 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