Turnbull's abundant wetlands and expansive skies define this landscape.
The beautiful hoary bat is just one of the 11 species of bats found at Turnbull.
Turnbull's trumpeter swans are a big attraction for the visiting public.
Biscuits & Swales
Numerous species of flora abound in this rare and unique habitat.
Twenty-five waterfowl species use Turnbull as nesting or migratory stopover habitat.
Turnbull is Going Green
Turnbull received two awards for projects that resulted in a significant reduction in energy consumption. The new office headquarters completed in 2009 received the 2010 U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy and Water Management Award for outstanding sustainable integrated design for energy and water conservation. Recent renovation of Turnbull's maintenance shop, resulting in a 32% reduction in energy consumption, earned the 2011 U.S. Department of the Interior's Environmental Achievement Award.
Sustainable Green Building
About the Complex
From prairie to subalpine forest, Turnbull, Little Pend Oreille, and Kootenai represent the unique beauty and diversity of wildlife and habitat of the Inland Northwest.
Turnbull is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
- May 31, 2014
Turnbull hosted its 3rd Annual Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival on Saturday, May 31st. Despite some very stiff competition from other festivals, well over 500 attendees came out to the refuge on a very beautiful spring day. Feedback from participants during the festival and as they left for the day was overwhelmingly positive.Learn More
- October 04, 2014
In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week, Turnbull partners with Spokane Audubon Society to host two major community planting events in the spring and fall.
Come join us in our efforts to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species.
Fall Community Planting Event
The Big Year Event has ended! Participants submitted a grand total of 1,078 observations, listing more than 160 wildlife species during the 2013 event! See the complete report by clicking on the link below.The Big Year Report - Final
Feeling blue? Look for the western bluebird, the perfect indicator of a healthy, thriving ponderosa pine forest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014
Fall Community Planting EventOctober 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
Plant a tree, and join us in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week!Fall Community Planting Event
Youth Waterfowl HuntSeptember 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announces the 2014 Youth Waterfowl Hunt at Turnbull NWR.Turnbull NWR Youth Waterfowl Hunt