Out and About
Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
Located just north of Vancouver, Washington, the refuge is a unique retreat to nature nestled between the Columbia River and the town of Ridgefield.
Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites.
Pearson Field & Museum
Pearson Field is noted as one of the oldest continuously operating airfields in the United States. Documented use of the area dates to the early 1800s when it was farmed to feed residents of adjacent Fort Vancouver.
For over a century, the homes along the northern edge of Evergreen Boulevard in the Historic Reserve served as residential housing for many of the soldiers, officers and families stationed at Vancouver Barracks.