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  • American White Pelicans

    Birds of Baskett Slough

    Did you know over 200 different species of birds have been recorded in the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex?

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  • Collared Dusky Rotator

    Dusky Canada Geese

    They're why we're here! The Willamette Valley NWRC was originally established to protect winter habitat for dusky Canada geese.

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  • Double Crested Cormorant

    Wild Goose Tales

    Find out what's happening at Baskett in the latest edition of the Friends of the Willamette Valley NWRC Newsletter, Wild Goose Tales!

    Wild Goose Tales

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    Bird Buffet

    Did you know Baskett Slough actively manages land to feed wintering geese?

    Learn how we manage land for geese

Discover Nature...

Take a Hike!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover nature by exploring the Baskett Slough NWR trail system!

Trails & Viewing Areas

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

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A collection of three refuges provides wintering habitat and sanctuary for the dusky Canada goose, other waterfowl, and migratory birds in Oregon's emerald landscape, the Willamette Valley

Baskett Slough is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR 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.

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What's New at Baskett Slough?

It is Winter Sanctuary Time!

Wilson's Snipe SM

The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and will run through March.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Canada Geese, George Gentry/USFWS, American White Pelicans, © Jim Leonard, Double Crested Cormorant, © Jim Leonard, American White Pelican, © Jim Leonard, Canada Geese, USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015
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