• Roosevelt Elk Herd

    Elk Hunt Information

    Elk hunters, you can view 2017 elk hunt information here. To apply for the next elk hunt, check our website in May.

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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Did you know great blue herons nest in trees, forming colonies called rookeries? A heron rookery can be found at our Snag Boat Bend Unit.

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

  • Oregon Chub at Finley NWR

    The Oregon Chub Recovers!

    The Oregon Chub is the first fish species ever to be removed from the Endangered Species List due to recovery!

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  • Dragonfly

    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

Refuge Updates

2018 Winter Wildlife Field Day - March 10th

Winter Wildlife Field Day 2018

The 4th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at William L. Finley Refuge will be on March 10th from 11 am - 3 pm. The theme for this year is "Our Big Backyard" and thanks to our partners and volunteers, we'll have even more stations! Wait until you see this year's Wildlife Explorer patch! Click below to see the flyer and patch.

WWFD 2018 Flyer

Bilingual Nature Walks - Caminatas de Naturaleza!

Bilingual Nature Hikes

Este es un evento familiar, de todas las edades, gratis para quienes quieran saber mas sobre los Refugios, aves, salir al aire libre y conocer más amigos. Join us for one hour walks that will introduce you to some of the popular trails of the Willamette Valley Refuges! Free, family friendly, and a great way to expand your Spanish vocabulary, spot some neat wildlife, get outside, and make some new friends! 2/10 @ BSK, 2/24 @ ANK, 3/17 @ ANK, 3/31 @ BSK and 4/7 @ FIN at 10 am.

2018 WVNWRC Bilingual Nature Hikes

Barn Renovations

Cabell Barn 2017

William L. Finley Refuge Barns are undergoing renovations. For more information, click on the link.

2017 Barn Renovation Promo

Hunt Season Ends

Roosevelt Elk Article

The 2017 hunt season ended on 10/31/2017. Check our website in May of 2018 for applications for the 2018 elk hunt. For 2017 elk hunt information, click the link.

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Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?


Want to know what to look for on your next visit? Check out our Refuge Wildlife Report for the most up-to-date scoop on what there is to see.

Refuge Wildlife Report

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

Read 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.

Learn more about the NWRS