2014 Annual Report
Check out the 2014 Annual Report for the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America!
Click here to read the 2014 Annual Report!
Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
Refuges & The Next Generation
The new NWR Vision document outlines a blueprint for 21st century conservation success.
Byways to Flyways
Habitat and wildlife found along the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie offer world class opportunities for birding enthusiasts!
Grassy Island Updates
Stay informed and discover the important work being done to protect and remediate important trust resources like Grassy Island.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIWR
Detroit River IWR is nearly 6,000 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. Find out more about the units that make up the nation's ONLY international wildlife refuge. Discover Your Refuge
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Join us for an open house at Humbug Marsh on Saturday, June 6th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.Open House at Humbug Marsh
The Fall migration for raptors over the Detroit River was once again an incredible event to witness. Check out this link to the Hawkwatch Summary for the 2014 Season!Hawkwatch summary from 2014 Season
Check out our upcoming events:Calender of Events
Construction for the NEW Detroit River IWR Visitor Center is underway! Expected completion for the 12,000 square foot, Gold-LEED certified facility is Spring 2017. Follow Our Progress
Hunting opportunities are available on select units of the Refuge. For more information download the refuge hunt brochure.
Page Photo Credits View from the Refuge Gateway © Jerry Jourdan, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, Youth Duck Hunters © Joe Robison, Michigan, DNR
Last Updated: May 22, 2015