What's Happening at the Refuge

Draft Environmental Assessment


The comment period is Oct 23-Nov 23, 2018. Comments can be provided by: Mail: Bonneville Power Administration Toll-free: 800-622-4519 Public Affairs – DKE-7 FAX: 503-230-4019 P.O. Box 14428 Online: www.bpa.gov/comment Portland, OR 97291-4428

Columbian White-tailed Deer Translocation from Tenasillahe Island to Columbia Stock Ranch Draft Environmental Assessment

CWTD Reclassified as Threatened!

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified CWTD as Threatened!

Learn more about the downlisting here

This is the place

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An abundance of wildlife call this refuge home.

Meet some of the neighbors

Refuge for Many

Bufflehead are a common winter visitor to the Refuge/Photo Courtesy of Rollin Bannow

Protecting Columbian white-tailed deer is just one part of the refuge puzzle.

Discover why this place is so important
Connect to Nature

Can We Count You In?

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Refuge wildlife need your help. There are many ways for you to get involved.

Find out about Refuge activities

About the Complex

Willapa Complex

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer is managed as part of the Willapa 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.

Learn more about the NWRS