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Public Invited to Comment

Draft Compatibility Determination for Right-of-Way Permit for Water Pipeline Construction and Operation at Coquille Point

Public comment for Water Pipeline at Coq Point

Creature Features

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Browse this collection of writings and photographs by Refuge volunteer Peter Pearsall.

Get a fresh perspective on our Refuges

Whale Cove: Protected as Refuge

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A 14-acre tract of land near Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coast is the newest addition to Oregon Islands NWR.

Read more about the addition
Featured Stories

"Murre-der" at Yaquina Head

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As Oregon's Bald Eagles prosper, nesting Common Murres take a beating. How does a resurgent raptor spell reproductive disaster for a colonial seabird? It's not as cut-and-dried as you might think.

Get the grisly details

About the Complex

Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex.

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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