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    Kootenai NWR Celebrates 50 Years!

    This June the Refuge will celebrate 50 years of wildlife conservation! Look for more information on events coming June 21st to celebrate!

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    New Hunting Rules!

    Learn about the hunting opportunities available this spring! New map and rule changes are now in effect.


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    Eagle Cam

    The Friend's of KNWR now have the Bald Eagle Cam running. Stop by the refuge to see the activity!

    Eagle Cam Updates

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    All About Birds

    Learn about some of the birds that make Kootenai NWR their home!

    Learn More

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    Biking at the Refuge

    This spring, check out the new bike racks our staff worked on this winter!

    Plan Your Visit

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"Puddles" the Blue Goose

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The "Blue Goose" has been adopted as the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System since 1936.

The Blue Goose History

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From the channeled scablands, to the mixed-conifer forests, and diverse wetlands three uniquely different refuges comprise the Inland Northwest Refuge Complex.

Kootenai is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cinnamon teal drake. -©Stan Bousson, Black-chinned Hummingbird. -©Stan Bousson, Pileated Woodpecker. - ©Stan Bousson, Bald Eagle. -©Stan Bousson, Refuge Overlook. -©Stan Bousson, Puddles the Blue Goose. © Sharon Lindsay, Moose at sunrise. -© Stan Bousson
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2014
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