What is Refuge 20/20
The future of Urban National Wildlife Refuges in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area
National Wildlife Refuges have been part of the fabric of the greater Portland-Vancouver Metro Area for over 50 years. They have served the community well by providing people of all ages and abilities safe places to explore nature and see wildlife in their natural habitats. As we soon enter the third decade of the 21st Century, these special places are getting even better.
Refuge2020.info is a collaborative effort of The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, The Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Its purpose is to keep you informed about the many wildlife habitat and public access improvements that will be completed or well underway by the year 2020. The name is also an acknowledgement that these projects are bringing clarity to the vision of how National Wildlife Refuges will serve the Portland-Vancouver community well into the future.