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 3/10/2019 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. As of October 1st, the seasonal trail has been closed for the Winter.  It will re-open May 1st.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

Over the past couple of weeks volunteers have planted around 700 plants to enhance western pond turtle habitat at Pierce National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers planted over 1000 trees and shrubs for our 3rd Saturday events in February and March, hosted by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.  

Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Canada Goose

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Wood Duck

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Gadwall

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Mallard

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Green-winged Teal

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Ring-necked Duck

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Bufflehead

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

  • Hooded Merganser

    23 Mar 2019 by Michelle Michaud

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