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 5/10/2018 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 6:00 AM and close at 8:30 PM.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator

-Congratulations to the Finalist of our Youth Photography Contest!   We invite everyone to the unveiling of this year’s winning photos on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 5pm-6pm at New Seasons Market (2100 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683).  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Final results will be posted online after June 15 on Pro Photo Supply’s Facebook page. We will also be displaying the framed prints of the winners throughout the year at venues around the area. For more information on this schedule, check our Photo Contest Page.

-We have a Bird Walk at Steigerwald Saturday the 16th at 7am with Ken.  You don't want to miss it!  Check our event calendar for more details or sign up on our eventbrite page.




Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Wood Duck

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Cinnamon Teal

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Mallard

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Ring-necked Duck

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Hooded Merganser

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Pied-billed Grebe

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • Double-crested Cormorant

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

  • American Bittern

    23 Jun 2018 by David Leonard

See more