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!
New Hunting Rules!
Learn about the hunting opportunities available this spring! New map and rule changes are now in effect.
The Friend's of KNWR now have the Bald Eagle Cam running. Stop by the refuge to see the activity!
Eagle Cam Updates
All About Birds
Learn about some of the birds that make Kootenai NWR their home!
Biking at the Refuge
This spring, check out the new bike racks our staff worked on this winter!
Plan Your Visit
The "Blue Goose" has been adopted as the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System since 1936.The Blue Goose History
About the 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
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
Leashed dog walking is allowed ONLY on the Auto Tour Road.Rules and Regulations
- May 17, 2014
Join the Friends of KNWR for a bird walk and other activities May 17, 2014 at the refuge.
- August 29, 2014
The Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge group will be hosting an art show/sale on August 29-30, 2014.
Art in Wild webpage
The new rules for the hunt program are now in effect. Please see Rules and Regulations and the hunting map for changes.Hunt Program
The striking cinnamon colored head and light-blue wing patch make this dabbling duck a delight to see!
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