Oregon white oak
Oregon wild iris
Red flowering currant
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. virgata
Tufted hair grass
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 and consists of 5,706 acres encompassing a wide variety of habitats including seasonal wetlands, native prairie, oak savannah, riparian forests, and cropland. The dusky Canada goose has specific wintering habitat requirements that the land on this Refuge was set aside to preserve. By partnering with neighboring businesses and individuals, all sorts of wildlife benefit from lands nearby the Refuge as well. Habitat loss throughout the Willamette Valley due to agriculture and urbanization has made the Refuge increasingly more important for preserving native species biodiversity of both plants and animals.