Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge is made up of some of the wildest and most beautiful habitat in the west with wildlife as diverse as the topography.
Explore the wildlife of CMR from massive elk to tiny dragonflies and everything in between.
This expansive refuge covers habitats as diverse as native prairie, wooded coulees, wetlands, river bottoms and badlands.
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The refuge was named in recognition of this colorful western artist who often portrayed the refuge’s landscape in his paintings and whose conservation ethic was years ahead of his time.