The Best Anglers
Want to see more animals on your trip to Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge? Here are some tips from the "experts."Watching Wildlife
About the Complex
The Mid-Columbia River Refuges are eight refuges within the Columbia Basin.
Toppenish is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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- February 26, 2017
Governor Jay Inslee declared the week of February 26 as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington State, noting that invasive species cost the United States more than $137 billion annually in crop damage, loss of fish and damage to forests. In his proclamation, Inslee urges residents to help prevent the introduction and spread of non-native, invasive species that are harmful to the state’s economy, environment and recreation resources. A 2017 study commissioned by Washington State agencies illustrated that the introduction and spread of 23 species alone could cost more than $1.3 billion a year in Washington and a loss of 8,000 jobs.What You Can Do
- March 15, 2017
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2017 Jr. Duck Stamp contest is rapidly approaching. Are you a student in K-12? Do you have artistic talent? Care about wildlife? Looking for fame and fortune? Then you should at least take a look at entering the 2017 contest. And we would love to see winners selected from this area, painting the ducks found here. So, check this out.2017 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
Steelhead are part of the history and mystique of the Northwest. Immortalized in ink by Zane Grey, pursued by anglers from around the world, prized by chefs throughout the region, steelhead are a defining symbol of the West Coast. Steelhead fishing, especially by dry fly, is an almost mythical experience to its followers. Toppenish NWR is doing its part to ensure the long-term viability of steelhead populations.
Page Photo Credits Muskrat - Michael Bamford, Steelhead Jumping Falls - Greg Shields, Pale Evening Primrose - Mark Turner
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017