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 4/11/2018 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 6:30 AM and close at 8:00 PM.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

Our Volunteer Trainings start March 31st and will continue each Saturday through April 21st. Check our Calendar for details. 


A big thanks to the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and the 40 volunteers who planted 500 trees and shrubs around Redtail Lake for our 3rd Saturday Work Party in March. 


We will be hosting out 2nd annual Eco-Blitz at Steigerwald on Sunday May 6th. We will have 9 guided walks to introduce participants to the iNaturalist App while we document as many species as we can.  Sign up for this free event at our Eventbrite page.

Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Greater White-fronted Goose

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • Canada Goose

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • Cinnamon Teal

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • Northern Shoveler

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • American Wigeon

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • Mallard

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • Bufflehead

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

  • American Bittern

    22 Apr 2018 by Lucas Marin

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