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Features

  • Photo of Sagebrush Buttercup in grassy area

    Sagebrush Buttercup...Start Looking For

    Yes, Bitterroot Bill said there would be 6 more weeks of winter, but there will be thaws at which time this wildflower may start to bloom.

    Sagebrush Buttercup

  • 2014 Federal Duck Stamp - Jennifer Miller (artist)

    Put Your Stamp on Conservation

    Support habitat conservation by buying Federal Duck Stamp - one of the most successful conservation tools ever.

    Federal Duck Stamp website

  • Bitterroot River 218x116

    Bitterroot River Flooding

    The river corridor is beautiful, but also the mechanism for creating terrestrial plant, animal life.

    Bitterroot River and Riparian Forest

  • Refuge Montage

    Refuge Montage

    The Refuge is immersed in aesthetics and beauty of Bitterroot Valley; our Flickr site has great photos.

    Refuge Flickr Account - Photo Set

  • Entrance Drive Restoration 218x116

    Grassland Habitat Restoration

    Using agricultural methods to defeat invasive weeds and reestablish native grasses.

    Restoration

Refuge Namesake - Lee Metcalf

Senator Lee Metcalf

Left Column-Dedication Plaque 59 x 61

The Refuge was renamed from Ravalli to Lee Metcalf NWR on August 16,1978, in honor of a public servant committed to conservation.

Lee Metcalf

Meet Us...Take a Virtual Auto Tour

Virtual Auto Tour via Google Street View

Right Column - Google Street View of Refuge 59 x 49

Experience a 360 panorama traveling along Wildfowl Lane starting at entrance to Refuge Offices.

Google Street View of Refuge via Wildfowl Lane

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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News and Happenings

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Events

  • 2016 Groundhog Day

    Small photo of Yellow-bellied Marmot, aka Bitterroot BillFebruary 02, 2016

    Opportunity to become a skilled climatologist :-) by searching for Bitterroot Bill. Details at link below.

    2016 Groundhog Day
  • Bird Walk

    Birders Scanning for WaterfowlMarch 15, 2014

    Learn how to identify birds (and whatever else we encounter) using binoculars and field guides-3rd Saturday of every month

    Bird Walk
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