Features

  • Roosevelt Elk Herd

    Elk Hunt Information

    Elk hunters, for the 2018 elk hunt information and application, click the link.

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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!

    Learn More...

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    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

2019 Winter Wildlife Field Day - March 9th | 9 de Marzo

WWFD 2019 Poster

The 5th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at William L. Finley Refuge will be on March 9th from 11 am - 3 pm! The theme for this year's popular bilingual environmental education event is "Nature's Predators." New activities plus your favorite stations are back! Click below to see the flyer and this year's collectible patch. Hablamos Español. Llámanos a 541-757-7236 para más información.

WWFD 2018 Flyer

Cooperative Farming Opportunities

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Agricultural fields provide an important winter food source for thousands of waterfowl, mostly cackling and Canada geese, from October through April. William L. Finley (+ the Snag Boat Bend Unit) is seeking to continue its association with farmers to plant, harvest and manage fields for migratory birds, especially Dusky Canada Geese. To learn more and/or to apply, click the link(s). All documents for each opportunity are combined.

2019 FIN 912 Ac Coop. Ag Agreement App_ALL Docs
Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?

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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

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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