Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
 
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Upcoming Events at Deer Flat

Contact the refuge for more information about these events.

Jan 7
Jan 10

Jan 17

Jan 24

Jan 31

Feb 4
Feb 7

Feb 7

Feb 14

Feb 21

Mar 4
Mar 7
Apr 1
Apr 4
May 2
May 6
Biweekly

Wild About Life Lecture Series

Lectures held October through May, usually on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

Do you have a topic you'd like to hear a lecture about? Or know a speaker you would like to see invited? Please contact us (467-9278) with your ideas!

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Date
Speaker Topic
Wednesday, January 7

Michael Anselme, US Bureau of Reclamation

Boise River Water in the Boise Project System of Reservoirs
Ever wonder how the US Bureau of Reclamation decides where and how much water goes in the system of reservoirs that includes Lake Lowell? Learn about the current management of Lake Lowell and the other Boise Project dams and reservoirs, including an explanation of the process for determining “who gets what and how much” water

Wednesday, February 4

Tate Mason, Peregrine Fund

The California Condor: Back from the Brink 
The California condor is the largest flying land bird in North America and one of our most endangered species. Reaching a low of just 22 individuals in the 1980s, recovery efforts were necessary to avert extinction. With a global population now exceeding 430 birds, biologists are cautiously optimistic, yet many challenges have been identified. Find out about the recovery process and the vital role played by The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, March 4

Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water

Fire Wise for Horse Properties
Wildfire can quickly become a real threat to rural landowners. When horses or livestock are involved, action needs to be taken quickly to reduce the chance of animals being lost and property being damaged. Learn how to identify wildfire risks around your horse property and appropriate actions to minimize those risks as well as ways to expedite an evacuation should the danger of wildfire arise.

Wednesday, April 1

To be announced

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Wednesday, May 6

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Arctic hare with white winter camouflage coloration.Hibernate, Migrate, or Insulate: A Wildlife Winter Survival Guide
Do squirrels have sleeping bags? Do bears have space heaters? Do geese eat at restaurants? Then how do they survive the challenges of winter? Children in second through fourth grades are invited to join us at this interactive winter day camp.

Two sessions of this camp will be held on Saturday, January 10th.Camp will be held from 9 AM-2:30 PM. Camp will be at the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to attend. Registration is required!

Sorry! Camp is now full and has a long waiting list!

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2011 Junior Duck Stamp entry 1st place in grades K-3 from Lucy Melick, Pocatello, Idaho, 9 years old. Junior Duck Stamp Art Days
K-12 students are invited to drop in to have fun, draw, and learn about Idaho waterfowl. All art supplies are provided for you to create your own Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest entry. 10 AM-4 PM on January 17, 24, & 31 and February 14, 21, & 28. Junior Duck Stamp entries for the 2015 contest are due by March 15, 2015. At the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

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Scout Day
A refuge volunteer leads scout day activites at Lake LowellTake a hike. Make a nature craft. Scout day gives you the chance to meet other scouts, have fun, and earn wildlife badges for girl scouts or cub scouts. Usually held the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM at the refuge Visitor Center. Held October-December and February-May. Download a flyer to post where scouts will see!

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to attend.

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Reading at the Refuge
Tim Mitchell reads about Percival the caterpillar to young refuge visitorsPreschoolers (and their parents!) are invited to Reading at the Refuge. Children listen to a wildlife-related story and participate in related activities that will help them learn about the environment. Reading at the Refuge is held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 10 AM and at 2 PM. Programs are held at the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

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Last updated: December 12, 2014