• 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.

    Learn more...

  • 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

  • Homepage Canada Geese in Flight

    Bird Buffet

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

    Learn how we manage land for geese

What's New at Baskett Slough?

Spring/Summer Calendar of Events!

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Don't miss the 1st Sunday monthly programs brought to you by the Friends of the Willamette Valley Refuges! Click the link for dates and details of events at all 3 of the Willamette Valley Refuges.

2019 Spring/Summer Events

2019 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

The 2nd Annual Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge youth waterfowl hunt will take place on September 21st and 22nd, 2019. Click the link to view the PSA and fact sheet, along with the application and Refuge map with blind locations. Applications are due on August 30th!

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Discover Nature...

Trail Time!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover the Willamette Valley's native habitat types by exploring the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge trail system!

Trails & Viewing Areas

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Baskett Slough 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