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 1/29/2019 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 7:00 AM and close at 5:30 PM. As of October 1st, the seasonal trail has been closed for the Winter.  It will re-open May 1st.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

We are back!  Join us at World Wetlands Day at the Oregon Zoo Saturday February 2nd to learn about the wildlife that utilize these amazing habitats in our local environment. 

Our habitat volunteering will resume next Monday, February 4th from 9-12pm. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming opportunities to plant at Pierce National Wildlife Refuge. 

Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Cackling Goose

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Canada Goose

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Trumpeter Swan

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Gadwall

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • American Wigeon

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Mallard

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Northern Pintail

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

  • Green-winged Teal

    18 Feb 2019 by Daniel Newberry

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