Our Mission

The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit dedicated to promoting educational programs of the Ridgefield NWR, and protecting and enhancing its wildlife habitat.

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge offers a beautiful natural environment for exploring and bird watching, a Chinookan style Plankhouse for connecting with our regions First Peoples, community events, and opportunities to get involved in habitat restoration programs. Thank you for your interest in Friends of Ridgefield NWR. We hope to see you at the refuge soon!


  • Special Evening Presentation and Night Hike

    May 17, 2017

    Special event! Join host, Ethnobotonist and author Kat Anderson at the Plankhouse for a special presentation, "Beauty, Bounty and Biodiversity," and night hike! May 26th, 7-9:30pm, free with refuge admission. The night hike is FULL! Plenty of room in the talk still though!

  • Steigerwald Eco-Blitz!

    May 16, 2017

    Get your hands dirty and join us at Steigerwald Lake NWR on June 17th from 7:30am-3pm, for our first Eco-Blitz… An Eco-Blitz is a one day event to document as many species as possible with the help of experts in different fields and YOU!

  • Cathlapotle Plankhouse Second Sunday

    May 15, 2017

    Wyest. Phato. Loowit. These are well known legends about the formation of our local giants, Mt Hood, Mt Adams and Mt St Helens. Where did these stories come from and do they have origins in local indigenous culture? Join us May 11th to find out!

  • Invasive Species Volunteer Trainings

    May 15, 2017

    Call for Citizen Scientists: Join a regional volunteer effort to detect and eradicate invasive plant species!

  • 2017 Ridgefield NWR Photo Contest

    May 8, 2017

    Submit your favorite nature images taken within the boundaries of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to the 11th Annual 2017 photography competition! Entries due by Sept. 5th!

Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird sightings list, Bird Sightings 2016, & Species List

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