Cold Springs History
Really like history? Fascinated with engineering trivia? Insomnia? This is the page for you. Learn about the making of the Cold Springs NWR and Dam.History of Cold Springs Refuge & Dam
About the Complex
The Mid-Columbia River Refuges are eight refuges within the Columbia Basin.
Cold Springs is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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- October 05, 2013
From the ice of the Arctic to the Hawaiian rainforests, from the rocky coasts of Maine to the sands of the New Mexico desert, the National Wildlife Refuge System has grown to include more than 560 refuges, 38 wetland management districts and other protected areas encompassing 150 million acres of land and water. From the Caribbean to the remote Pacific, there is at least one national wildlife refuge in every state and territory and within an hour’s drive of most major metropolitan areas. Join us at Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge as we celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System.
It's hard to believe Rocky Mountain elk are a star attraction at such a small refuge surrounded by agricultural fields. But they are, so much so, in fact, that we're planning for facilities and changes in land management so that visitors can enjoy the thriving herd found here.Rocky Mountain Elk
Want to see more animals on your trip to Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge? Ready to add to your birding "Life List?" Here are some wildlife viewing tips from the "experts."Watching Wildlife
If you've ever seen Call of the Wildman on Animal Planet, you know he hates going up against skunks. But there's no reason for you not to love them—unless you, too, have some unimaginable desire to grab them by the tail.
Page Photo Credits American Avocet - Images In The Wild, Striped Skunk - Becky Gregory
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2013