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Government Island

This large 1,760-acre island in the Columbia River provides a variety of wildlife habitats with stands of willow, ash, and cottonwood interspersed among grasslands, ponds, and lakes.

Red Marker Government Island
This large 1,760-acre island in the Columbia River provides a variety of wildlife habitats with stands of willow, ash, and cottonwood interspersed among grasslands, ponds, and lakes.

Location: On the Columbia River just west of I-205, near the Portland Airport.

Description: This large 1,760-acre island provides a variety of wildlife habitats with stands of willow, ash, and cottonwood interspersed among grasslands, ponds, and lakes.

Ornithological Highlights: This site has hosted a large colony of Great Blue Herons for at least 10 years. In addition it has a wide variety of habitats used by a diverse array of birds.

For more information on Government Island, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: On the Columbia River just west of I-205, near the Portland Airport.

Description: This large 1,760-acre island provides a variety of wildlife habitats with stands of willow, ash, and cottonwood interspersed among grasslands, ponds, and lakes.

Ornithological Highlights: This site has hosted a large colony of Great Blue Herons for at least 10 years. In addition it has a wide variety of habitats used by a diverse array of birds.

For more information on Government Island, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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