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  • Fall on the prairie

    What's Happening in November?

    In November, the prairie turns rust-colored, seeds are abundant and the elk are easier to spot.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • New England aster in bloom

    Photo Hikers Exhibit

    See the amazing work of photo hike participants in our gallery throughout November. Meet the photographers on Nov. 8, 1-3pm!

  • Interns Rotator

    Internships Available for 2015!

    Information and application instructions are now available for the 2015 season!

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  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Sataturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2014
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