The Willamette Valley is located between the Cascade and Coastal ranges in Oregon and stretches from the Oregon-Washington border south to the city of Eugene. Historically, it was a land of wet prairies, dry prairies, oak savannas, and mixed woodlands. Today, most of this land has been developed. The refuges of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex represent a significant portion of what is left.
The Willamette Valley National Wildilfe Refuge Complex consists of William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Ankeny National Wildilfe Refuge, and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge.
These refuges were originally established for conservation of the Dusky subspecies of the Canada Goose. Since their establishment they have also become important lands for the conservation of several endangered and threatened species, including the Fender's Blue Butterfly, Kincaid's Lupine, and the Oregon Chub.
William L. Finley National Wildilfe Refuge also has cultural resources including the Fiechter House, one of the oldest houses in the region.
Please visit the official Willamette Valley National Wildilfe Refuge Complex site Here
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