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    Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks!

    National Invasive Species Awareness Week. February 22-28, 2015

    Invasive Species

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    Auto Tour Road Open!

    The Auto Tour Road is once again open to vehicles!

    Learn more...

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    Eagle Cam

    The Bald Eagle Cam is up and running. Stop by the refuge to see the activity!

    Eagle Cam Updates

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    The elusive badger...ferocious or friendly!?

    Find out more!

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    Odonata...Oh my!

    Browse through the odonata photo gallery to see some of the species on the refuge!

    Odonata Photo Gallery

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"Puddles" the Blue Goose

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The "Blue Goose" has been adopted as the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System since 1936.

The Blue Goose History

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From the channeled scablands, to the mixed-conifer forests, and diverse wetlands three uniquely different refuges comprise the Inland Northwest Refuge Complex.

Kootenai is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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  • YCC Crew Leader Position

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    Spend 10 weeks this summer leading a group of high school students on projects around the refuge. Explore behind the scene areas, adventure on field trips, and see some of Idaho's finest wildlife! Position dates: June 8-August 14, 2015. Apply at the Idaho Dept. of Labor.

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  • YCC Crew

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    Four Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) positions for young adults, ages 15 through 18, are available this summer to work on a variety of field projects June 15th to August 7th, 2015

    YCC Application
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cinnamon teal drake. -©Stan Bousson, Black-chinned Hummingbird. -©Stan Bousson, Puddles the Blue Goose. © Sharon Lindsay, White-tail Buck. ©Stan Bousson, Drake mallard. © Stan Bousson, Western Grebe. - © Cheri Guinn, Bohemian Waxwing. - © Steve Jamsa
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015


  • Bird Walk on the Refuge

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    During 2015, the Friends of KNWR will host a Bird Walk at the Refuge on the 3rd Saturday of each month

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