The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is located in
northeast Washington, 13 miles southeast of Colville in Stevens
County. Located on the west slope of the Selkirk Mountain Range,
it is the only mountainous, mixed-conifer forest refuge in the lower
48 states. It was established in 1939 to provide a refuge and breeding
ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.
To quote a former Refuge Manager on his perspective of the Refuge System, “Elemental nature wisely kept, unfettered, undaunted, this teaming legacy of wild things in wild places handed down through the generations shall endure forever.”
Refuge Headquarters is located at 1310 Bear Creek Road in Colville