Refuges & The Next Generation
The new NWR Vision document outlines a blueprint for 21st century conservation success.
Sturgeon Show and Tell
USFWS Fisheries Biologists educate youth with a show and tell lake sturgeon lesson on the water!
Watch the Video
Byways to Flyways
Habitat and wildlife found along the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie offer world class opportunities for birding enthusiasts!
Grassy Island Updates
Stay informed and discover the important work being done to protect and remediate important trust resources like Grassy Island.
2013 Annual Report Available
Check out the 2013 Annual Report and catch up on the many exciting happenings taking place at America's ONLY international wildlife refuge!
Read the Report
Volunteers at Detroit River IWR play an important role in protecting our nation's precious resources. Check out the list of available volunteer positions and start volunteering today! Get Involved Today
LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIWR
Detroit River IWR is nearly 6,000 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. Find out more about the units that make up the nation's ONLY international wildlife refuge. Discover Your Refuge
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
Construction for the NEW Detroit River IWR Visitor Center is underway! Expected completion for the 12,000 square foot, Gold-LEED certified facility is Fall 2015. Follow Our Progress
In September, trusted refuge partner, DTE Energy, worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to erect a 16 foot tall, steel, wildlife sculpture just north of Humbug Marsh at the Refuge Gateway site, home to the refuge's future visitor center. The sculpture, "an amazing piece of nature art," will welcome thousands of projected annual visitors to North America's only international wildlife refuge. Learn More
Something exciting is always happening at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Wildside Newsletter and catch up on our latest news with Refuge Press Releases. Refuge Publications
Hunting opportunities are available on select units of the Refuge. For more information download the refuge hunt brochure.
Page Photo Credits View from the Refuge Gateway © Jerry Jourdan, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, Youth Duck Hunters © Joe Robison, Michigan, DNR
Last Updated: May 14, 2014