Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

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  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

  • 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...

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    Refuge Management Update

    Refuge staff write a "Refuge Report" for the Friends Group every month. We post them here, too!

    August 2021 Refuge Report

  • 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?

It is Winter Sanctuary Time!

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The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and runs through March 31st. Thank you for using just the year-round trails during this time to allow the waterfowl to rest and recover.

Learn more

Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge offers a youth waterfowl hunt on one weekend in September every year. It is the ONLY hunt opportunity at Baskett Slough Refuge. To find out more about the youth hunt, click the link. To apply for future hunts, check here in June.

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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

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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