Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San­tiam River water­shed, lying just below the con­flu­ence where the North and South San­tiam rivers join.  It encom­passes about 2,800 acres of flat to gen­tly rolling land near the con­flu­ence of the Willamette and San­tiam rivers south of Salem, Oregon.

Ankeny Refuge was cre­ated to pro­vide vital win­ter­ing habi­tat for Dusky Canada Geese. Unlike most 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.

The refuge’s farmed fields, wet­lands, and ripar­ian for­est pro­vide a vari­ety of wildlife habitats.

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