Proposed Youth Waterfowl Hunt
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a Youth Waterfowl Hunt for Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge’s Riverboat Unit in Oregon. The Service has examined the biological and human impacts of the proposed hunt. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt was identified as an action in the Refuge’s completed Comprehensive Conservation Plan (2013). Hunting is identified as a priority wildlife-dependent public use on national wildlife refuges and the proposed youth waterfowl hunt would provide a safe and quality recreational opportunity providing a reasonable opportunity to harvest game.
We began with preparing a Draft Youth Waterfowl Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment that was made available for public comment during the month of September 2014. We have reviewed your comments and prepared a Response to Public Comments and used your input to finalize the Youth Waterfowl Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment.
The process to open a youth waterfowl hunt on Tualatin River NWR is not yet complete. There are still several steps to accomplish. We have prepared for you a document that outlines the process in for the proposed hunt. Proposed Youth Waterfowl Hunt--Next Steps. Our process includes several new documents that are available to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want more information about hunting on National Wildlife Refuges and the Proposed Youth Waterfowl Hunt? Download our Proposed Youth Waterfowl Hunt Fact Sheet for a quick reference to answers for frequently asked questions.
Tualatin River National WIldlife Refuge is proud to annouce the completion of our Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). With public input and involvement, we have produced a plan that will guide the management of the refuge for the next 15 years.
The Comprehensive Conservation Plan is available for download here. Hard copies are available for viewing at the refuge. Give us a call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have. 503-625-5944.
In 2010, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge embarked upon a planning process to review the wildlife, habitat, public use activities, and needs of the refuge, including the recently established Wapato Lake Unit. The refuge’s CCP will create a roadmap to guide refuge management over the next 15 years and beyond. An environmental assessment will be developed with the CCP to analyze the effects of the proposed plan and alternatives. Download our Planning Update #1 to learn about how we got started.
The first planning step was to identify the issues, concerns, and opportunities to be addressed in the CCP. Your insights and observations are an important part of the process and are essential to provide a complete and thoughtful plan. In late 2010 and early 2011, you shared your ideas with us by attending our open houses and submitting comments to the refuge. We hosted two public meetings in November and December in Sherwood and Forest Grove. We listened to your thoughts and recorded your concerns and ideas. In addition, we have collected your comments through postal mail, email, phone calls, and fax. We completed collating this information and distributed Planning Update #2 that summarizes public comments. See reports from public scoping below for more details. Since then, we have considered your feedback and conducted analyses to develop three preliminary management alternatives. We have completed Planning Update #3, in which we provide an overview of the alternatives we are considering. We prepared a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment that was made available for public review and was open for public comment for 30 days beginning October 22nd, 2012. The Draft CCP/EA includes information about the refuge, its resources, and its purposes. We conducted analyses of alternatives and determine their effect on key environmental, community, and socio-economic resources. Planning Update #4 describes this step in the process. We collected your feedback, considered comments and suggestions, and published a final Sepetmerb 2013 Comprehensive Conservation Plan that will guide the refuge into the next 15 years.
Learn more about national wildlife refuges long-range planning by visiting U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region 1 Division of Planning web site.
Would you like to join our mailing list? Please send us your name and address to TualatinCCP@fws.gov.
*Download the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Evironmental Assess
as one document or as individucal chapters.
Download entire document here (17.6MB, 622pages)
Front Cover Pages (336kB)
Table of Contents (64kB)
Back Cover Pages (787kB)
Reports and Background Documents
Email: TualatinCCP@fws.gov Please include “Tualatin River CCP/EA” in the subject line of the message.
Fax: Attn: Refuge Manager, 503-625-5947
US Mail: Attn: Refuge Manager
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR 97140