Ways to Get Involved

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.


More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources. Contact the Friends of the WVNWRC or Refuge staff to learn how you can get involved.

Our Partners

The Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex partners with a multitude of agencies, organizations and individuals to combine resources such as knowledge, equipment, land, and people for wildlife-focused conservation efforts. 

Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex: More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support National Wildlife Refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. The Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex support the refuges through work parties, educational programs, refuge events, and funds provided by the volunteer-run Wild Goose Nature Store in the Finley NWR administrative building.