Floodplain Restoration

This is by far the largest restoration project to take place at Steigerwald Lake NWR and even in the lower Columbia River. Headed by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, and in collaboration with Refuge Staff and many other partners, this project will restore 912 acres of Columbia River floodplain habitat and restore year-round access to salmon and lamprey. To learn more, visit the Estuary Partnership's project page.


Urban Refuge Initiative

With 80% of the US population residing in urban areas, USFWS began an initiative to specifically address connecting our urban communities with their local Refuges.  The Portland Metro area is lucky to have 4 Refuges included in the Portland-Vancouver Urban Refuge Program: Ridgfield, Steigerwald Lake, Tualatin River, and Wapato Lake.   Learn more about the program here and follow them on Facebook


54-40 Brewing Restoration Ale Series

We have partnered with our neighbors to the west, 54-40 Brewing, to help bring awareness of the Gorge Refuges and quench your thirst after hiking at Steigerwald Lake.   The first of our rotating beers in the Restoration Ale Series is a very smooth Dopplebock.  

For directions and more information about the beer visit their Taproom page.



Floodplain Restoration

This is by far the largest restoration project to take place at Steigerwald Lake NWR and even in the lower Columbia River. Headed by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, and in collaboration with Refuge Staff and many other partners, this project will restore 912 acres of Columbia River floodplain habitat and restore year-round access to salmon and lamprey. To learn more, visit the Estuary Partnership's project page.


Urban Refuge Initiative

With 80% of the US population residing in urban areas, USFWS began an initiative to specifically address connecting our urban communities with their local Refuges.  The Portland Metro area is lucky to have 4 Refuges included in the Portland-Vancouver Urban Refuge Program: Ridgfield, Steigerwald Lake, Tualatin River, and Wapato Lake.   Learn more about the program here and follow them on Facebook


54-40 Brewing Restoration Ale Series

We have partnered with our neighbors to the west, 54-40 Brewing, to help bring awareness of the Gorge Refuges and quench your thirst after hiking at Steigerwald Lake.   The first of our rotating beers in the Restoration Ale Series is a very smooth Dopplebock.  

For directions and information about the beer visit their Taproom page.