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  • Best of Show: Baby Grebe J Zaker

    2015 Photo Contest

    It's a great time to visit the Refuge and a perfect time to take photos to enter in our 2015 Photo Contest. Entries are due August 29th.


  • Sara Prussing

    SCA Intern Sara Blogs for Conservation

    SCA intern Sara Prussing on a shorebird banding mission at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!

    Read her blog!

  • Hunting partners (man and dog) in airboat

    Hunting Information

    Hunting Season is just around the corner. We hope to see you on the Refuge.


  • Refuge Movie List Photo

    Free Tours and Films Happening Now

    Join us on Saturdays for a tour of the Refuge or watch a nature film at the Wildlife Education Center. Learn more by clicking the link.

    Get the Details!

  • Guided Birding Tour

    Guided Tours on Saturdays

    Experience the Refuge with a Guided Tour. Saturdays May at 10:00am: May 30th-August 28th. Reservations required, call 435-734-6426

    Refuge Tour Flyer

Connecting Kids with Nature

Environmental Education is in Session

On the trail, learning about deer antlers

Teaching season is almost here! Book a program with our education staff by calling Alyssa Stegmaier at 734-734-6452

Shout Out!

A Big Thank You to the UCC!

Utah Conservation Corps small photo

A Utah Conservation Corps crew was on the refuge for 2 weeks spraying the invasive species phragmites. The crew used Utility Task Vehicles (UTV's) to spot spray small patches that are hard to treat using larger spray equipment. This will help to prevent these small patches from becoming larger patches. Way to go Crew!

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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Important Things to Know

  • Road and Water Conditions

    Water and Pelican (small)

    Refuge water and road conditions can change frequently due to weather and management. Check conditions before you visit with the link below.

    Road & Water Conditions
  • What's Being Seen?

    Black-crowned night heron

    Want to know what birds are being seen on the Refuge? Click the link below for the most recent eBird sightings and Refuge surveys.

    Bird Sightings
  • Become a Junior Ranger

    Jr. Ranger Backpack

    Bear River has an active Jr. Ranger program - highlighted by our Jr. Ranger Activity backpacks. These backpacks are available for check out by children and families at our front desk, and are filled with fun tools and guides for exploring the Refuge wetlands and grasslands. There is also an activity workbook with 15 fun activities, and if participants complete at least 5, they can earn their patch and become an official Bear River Jr. Ranger.

    Just for Kids!
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015
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