• Roosevelt Elk Herd

    Elk Hunt Information

    Elk hunters, for the 2018 elk hunt information and application, click the link.

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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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  • Dragonfly

    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

Critters in Clay

Critters in Clay 2018

Sunday, July 29th from 1 pm - 3 pm. Turn your favorite Refuge animal, bug or plant into a clay friend to take home. Local potters Sandy Houtman and Anthony Gordon will teach and then fire the creations for you. FREE! All supplies provided. RSVP to willamettevalley@fws.gov

2018 Elk Hunt


2018 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge elk hunt applications are available! Click the link for all of the 2018 elk hunt information and application.

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2018 Black-tailed Deer Hunt

Deer Homepage

William L. Finley Refuge Fall 2018 black-tailed deer hunt. Click the link for detailed information.

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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
Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?


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


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