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    Butterfly or Moth?

    Can you tell the difference between a butterfly or moth?

    Butterfly vs. Moth

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    Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks!

    National Invasive Species Awareness Week. February 22-28, 2015

    Invasive Species

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    Eagle Cam

    The Bald Eagle Cam is up and running. Stop by the refuge to see the activity!

    Eagle Cam Updates

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    The elusive badger...ferocious or friendly!?

    Find out more!

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    Odonata...Oh my!

    Browse through the odonata photo gallery to see some of the species on the refuge!

    Odonata Photo Gallery

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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, Puddles the Blue Goose. © Sharon Lindsay, Bohemian Waxwing. - © Steve Jamsa, Black-chinned Hummingbird. © Stan Bousson
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015


  • Bird Walk on the Refuge

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    During 2015, the Friends of KNWR will host a Bird Walk at the Refuge on the 3rd Saturday of each month

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