# 90 Walk Around a Wildlife Refuge

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Feb 242017
 

The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is a spectacular area dedicated to preserving and maintaining natural habitats.  The refuge boasts beautiful wetlands, white oak savannas, lazy creeks, natural prairie land and a lowland ash forest that is home to a herd of elk.  As the first National Wildlife Refuge west of the Mississippi river, its primary goal serves as a wintering habitat for dusky subspecies of Canada geese.  Portions of the refuge are closed to the public while the geese are wintering, but you can check it out any other time of the year and see bald eagles, Oregon chub, Bradshaw’s desert parsley and the endangered peregrine falcons that call the refuge home.  The refuge is 10 miles south of Corvallis on Hwy 99 West and is a “must see” for every wildlife and nature enthusiast.  For more information, call 541 757-7236.

WHERE:  26208 Finley Refuge Road – Corvallis

Google Map

www.fws.gov/Refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=13589

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# 92 Enjoy the Peavy Arboretum

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Feb 222017
 

The Peavy Arboretum, which is part of the McDonald Forest, is a fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors. The arboretum is maintained by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Established in 1924, the arboretum was built to be an outdoor laboratory and is a nice place to have a picnic. There are extensive hiking trails that were built by the College Forest staff. A short walk from the parking lot leads to peaceful Cronemiller Lake. Also close at hand is the George Brown Sports Arena, which is home to the OSU Logging Sports team. The Arboretum provides a fantastic location for relaxation and hiking. It is locate about half a mile off Hwy 99 on Arboretum Road. For more information, call (541) 737-6702.

WHERE: NW Peavey Arboretum Road – Corvallis

Google Map

www.cof.orst.edu/cf/forests/arboretum

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