Even on a closed refuge like Anaho Island NWR, there are opportunities to volunteer with some of the research on and off the island. Conducting native plant and wildlife surveys, compiling data-bases, creating posters and exhibit materials, and assisting with public outreach programs are just a few of the ways you can get involved.
From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.
More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources. http://www.fws.gov/volunteers/
More than 250 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.
Friends of Stillwater NWR is an active group of volunteers who enjoy getting outdoors, doing wildlife and habitat projects, educating the public, provide support for office staff and many other worthwhile tasks. Please visit the Friends website for more information and to learn how you can become involved!
Friends of Stillwater NWR web site
Know Before You Go: Anaho Island NWR lies within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation; click on the link for visitor information.