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    Waterfowl Watch is back!

    Learn about the waterfowl on the Refuge with a Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist! First Saturday of Nov, Dec, Jan. See below for details.

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    Puddle Stompers is back!

    Kids, put on a frog coat and boots and have a hop around the Refuge (grown-up splashes encouraged, too). We have stomps starting in October.

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    Birds, bats, owls - oh my!

    Check out our fall programs today!

    Adventure starts here...

In the Community

Portland-Vancouver Urban Refuge Program

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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

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.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

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A Refuge For Us All

  • Youth Waterfowl Hunt

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    Our 2nd Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt, open to youth age 17 and younger, starts this month. The hunt takes place on the Riverboat Unit of the refuge, giving young people a chance to see part of the Refuge usually closed to the public in addition to learning about hunting and conservation in a safe environment.

    For more information
  • Prescribed Fire at the Refuge

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    Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge restores, maintains, and protects healthy native habitats for wildlife and provides present and future generations an opportunity to connect with nature in wild places. This fall, the Service will use prescribed fire as a tool to restore habitats on a 4-acre site. The Service is partnering with local fire management and community agencies to ensure all safety measures are taken. The public is welcome to visit the Refuge on the day of the prescribed fire to see and learn about this important conservation tool.

    Prescribed Fire Information
  • Explorando el Refugio

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    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
  • Become a Refuge Friend

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    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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood duck - ©Eric Vogt, Northern pintail - ©Ed Bustya
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2016
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