Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

About Us

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is a unique place, one of only a handful of urban wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Thanks to the combined efforts of local residents and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, this land was set aside as a refuge in 1992. Ever since, our staff has been working hard to turn the land back to a more natural state within the floodplain of the Tualatin River basin. We manage the Refuge to mimic the natural seasonal cycle, so whatever the season, you’ll see many kinds of wildlife here.  Our efforts are paying off! The Refuge has become a key stopping point on the Pacific Flyway as migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds by the thousands discover this rich and varied resource. Several more species are appearing each year. The Refuge is part of your community. Take the time to discover and enjoy the wildlife who live here, and the habitats that support them.

Refuge Staff

Refuge Manager:  Erin Holmes
Visitor Services Manager: Kim Strassburg
Wildlife Biologist:  Pete Schmidt
Maintenance Worker:  John Schweitzer
Administrative Assistant:   Sarah Gray
Environmental Education Coordinator:  Jenna Mendenhall

Wildlife Center Coordinator: Rachel Miller

Biological Technician:  Trevor Sheffels

Biological Program Coordinator: Michael Lotspeich

Contact Us:

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Hwy
Sherwood, OR 97140
Office:  503-625-5944  Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm; Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
Fax:   503-625-5947
Wildlife Center:   503-625-5945

Last updated: April 30, 2014