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  • Bald Eagle close up, by Jana Cisar

    Eagle Day February 14th

    On Saturday, Feb. 14, 10am-3pm, the Bear River Refuge will host family-friendly activities to celebrate an American icon—the Bald Eagle.

    Eagle Day Flyer

  • Jr Duck Stamp Winner 2014  by Zhiwen Xu

    Junior Duck Stamp Contest

    Calling All Young Wildlife Artists,the Junior Duck Stamp contest is now open! Deadline March 15th 2015

    Learn more!

  • Kathi Stopher speaks to crowd 2

    Kathi Stopher Wins National Award!

    Congratulations to our own Visitor Services Manager, Kathi Stopher, recipient of the 2014 National Sense of Wonder Award!

    Full story here

  • Volunteer Gil and Service dog-in-training Alana

    Volunteer Vignette: Gil and Alana

    Refuge volunteer Gil Paquet also volunteers his time and home to train future service dogs. Amazing! Learn more.

    Volunteer Vignettes

  • Hunting partners (man and dog) in airboat

    Hunting Information

    A quick link to the Refuge's Hunting page. Wetland units are 95% ice covered as of 1-7.


Partner Projects

Tracking American Avocets

American avocets in gentle breeding dance

We are working with Weber State University to track the migratory movements of American Avocets.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
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