Please visit Pablo National Wildlife Refuge.
About the Complex
Four National Wildlife Refuges and a Wetland Management District are located in the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys. Find more information about the Complex at the link below.
Pablo is managed as part of the National Bison Range 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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It is now spring season at Pablo National Wildlife Refuge and the refuge is open for public use. Visitors may bird watch and take photographs at Pablo NWR. Remember, the southern and western edges of Pablo NWR are designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary and are closed year round to all public use. Check the Rules and Regulations page as well as the Public Use Opportunities pamphlet (link below) for opening and closing dates and a map showing access points and restricted areas.Public Use Opportunities Pamphlet
Pablo National Wildlife Refuge continues its mission as a “…refuge and breeding ground for native birds” by being the initial release site for the successful restoration of Trumpeter Swans to the Mission Valley. These large white birds can be seen with some regularity throughout the potholes and waterways of the Valley.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 05, 2014