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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