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Features

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    Spring is starting to show!

    A few hardy birds are making their way north, more to come!

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    Bowdoin Refuge Receives Award

    The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has named Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge as a Top 50 Ecotourism Site...

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    Refuge Gallery

    View the wonders of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Flicker site.

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History

History of the Refuge

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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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About the Complex

Bowdoin Complex

The refuge complex covers more than 84,000 acres in north-central Montana, spredaing across Blaine, Hill, Phillips, and Valley counties....

Bowdoin is managed as part of the Bowdoin Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's New At Bowdoin

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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    Have a question? View some of the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Biological Updates

    Lake Bowdoin FrostFebruary 09, 2015

    This winter has been a back and forth of snow cover, with temperatures close to 50 degrees at times. Black-billed magpies and northern goshawks occupy the few tree tops. Sharp-tailed grouse hide well in the native prairies, and white-tailed deer can be found near the south west corner of Lake Bowdoin. Most walks on the Refuge will leave you in quiet thoughts.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015
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