Prescribed Fire and Conservation
Hear from Laila Lienesch, Deputy Project Leader at Willamette Valley NWR Complex.
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Celebrate National Public Lands Day
September 10th - Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Refuge being open to the public and National Public Lands Day!
Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual youth waterfowl hunt program on the Riverboat Unit of the refuge.
Urban Refuge Annual Report
Local Refuges reach out to urban audiences and help grow partnerships. Read about the success!
PDF Annual Report
Introducing *Early Morning Bird Walks*
Every first Saturday, come walk the trails of the refuge with an experienced birder! Registration required.
In the Community
The Urban Refuge Program, launched in 2015, is a long-term investment of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service resources in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area, directed at amplifying the voices of those tackling the conservation challenges of the 21st Century. The program includes four National Wildlife Refuges, ensuring they are welcoming and relevant places for a growing community. We are also working beyond the refuge boundaries to build relationships with community partners, moving forward together with fresh, courageous, and impactful ideas.Learn more about the Urban Refuge Program
About the Complex
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Tualatin River and Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuges.
Tualatin River is managed as part of the Tualatin 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.
Learn more about the NWRS
A Refuge For Us All
La familia entera está invitada a explorar la naturaleza – a soló 30 minutos de Portland.
El refugio es un lugar seguro y adonde se puede sentir en casa. Lleno de vida silvestre y belleza natural, usted podra tener esta experiencia ¡GRATIS!Un Refugio Para Todos
Refuge volunteers gave the equivalent of 8 full-time staff positions last year. They help kids connect with nature, restore habitat, monitor wildlife populations, and assist with day-to-day activities, all while having a lot of fun. Learn more about volunteering
Where would any of us be without friends. Nowhere is that more true than at the Refuge. From restoration, to education, to being the smiling face to greet you at the Wildlife Center, The Friends of Tualatin River NWR are as much the face of the Refuge as the critters. Check them out today!Learn more about the Friends
These sleek ducks are one of the first winter migrants to arrive in the wetlands. Look for their long, dark tail feathers as they dabble in the wetlands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood duck - ©Eric Vogt, Northern pintail - ©Ed Bustya
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2016