Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

The Gorge Refuge Stewards is a group of dedicated volunteers working to preserve, protect, and restore the native habitat on three National Wildlife Refuges on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge: Steigerwald Lake, Franz Lake and Pierce.

On the Refuge

Hours for Steigerwald Lake NWR Gate

As of 5/10/2018 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 6:00 AM and close at 8:30 PM.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

-Our 2nd Eco-Blitz at Steigerwald was a huge success! We documented over 130 species and counting!  Take a look at our iNaturalist project page to see what we saw.

-We have a Bird Walk at Steigerwald this Saturday at 8am with Ron Escano.  You don't want to miss it!  Check our event calendar for more details.

-Are you interested in working for our Refuge Complex?  The Ridgefield Complex is hiring a Youth Conservation Corp Crew Leader to coordinate the crew this summer.  Visit the USA Jobs posting for more information. Apply by 5/23/18.



Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Canada Goose

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Wood Duck

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Blue-winged Teal

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Cinnamon Teal

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Northern Shoveler

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Gadwall

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Mallard

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Green-winged Teal

    23 May 2018 by Ken Pitts

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