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 7/1/2018 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 5:30 AM and close at 9:00 PM.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

-Congratulations to the Finalist of our Youth Photography Contest!   The contest winner's display will be at Camas Community Library for the month of July. For more information on this schedule and a link to see the photos, check our Photo Contest Page.

Upcoming events include Bat Walks, Bird Walks, 3rd Saturday Work Party, Camas Seed Collection at Lacamas Park, and tabling at Camas Days. Check our event calendar for more details.




Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Canada Goose

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Wood Duck

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Cinnamon Teal

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Northern Shoveler

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Gadwall

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Mallard

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Pied-billed Grebe

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

  • Double-crested Cormorant

    15 Jul 2018 by Ken Pitts

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