Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge


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Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Address:10995 Hwy 22
Dallas, OR 97338

Phone:503-623-2749
Fax:503-623-7812
Web: www.fws.gov/WillametteValley/baskett
Established: 1965.
Location:10 miles west of Salem, Oregon.
Facilities:Interpretive and viewing kiosk, spotting scope, hiking trails, auto tour route, rest rooms.
Activities:Hunting, educational programs, wildlife watching, hiking.
Special Features:Baskett Slough NWR was created to provide vital wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. Unlike other Canada geese, duskies have limited summer and winter ranges. They nest on Alaska's Copper River Delta and winter almost exclusively in the Willamette Valley. Refuge also provides habitat for 30 species of mammals, including red fox and black-tailed deer, eight species of amphibians, and ten species of reptiles.
Habitats: 2,492 acres of irrigated hillsides, oak-covered knolls, grass fields, and wetlands.
Access: Some portions of the refuge are closed to the public while geese are present, from October through April.
Wild life: Dusky Canada geese. Also several species of waterfowl, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and a variety of songbirds, Pacific tree frogs, black-tailed deer, raptors.

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In the meantime, they point to progress toward restoration at places such as Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge nine miles west of Salem.
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