Tualatin River NWR

Official Refuge Website


Supporting Partner

The Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Habitat and Access Improvement Projects

Chicken Creek Restoration Project

A Wild Wonderland of Nearby Nature

Located on the outskirts of Portland, OR, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a handful of urban national wildlife refuges in the country. Situated within the floodplain of the Tualatin River, the Refuge comprises less than 1% of the 712 square mile watershed. Yet, due to it's richness and diversity of habitats, the Refuge supports some of the most abundant and varied wildlife in the watershed.

The Refuge is now home to nearly 200 species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of insects, fish and plants. The Refuge has also become a place where people can experience and learn about wildlife and the places they call home, whether through self-guided discovery or by participating in one of our many educational programs.

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, along with Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuges are “Complexed” for the purpose of management efficiencies and resource sharing. They are also all connected by a common natural resource, the Tualatin River.