Julia Butler Hansen Refuge

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for Columbian White-tailed Deer was established in the 1970s to preserve habitat for the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer (CWTD). The CWTD is the only white-tailed deer found west of the Cascade Mountains, and was believed to be extinct since the 1930s. When a small remnant population was discovered in the early 1960s, the refuge was quickly established to preserve the species and help it to recovery.