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.
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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.
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Story trail on Myrtle Falls trail. Funded by WREN, The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., USFWS, and Bonners Books. Share a nature story with your children as you hike up to the waterfall. Story will change throughout the year.
- May 16, 2015
Join the Friends of KNWR for a bird walk at 9am on May 16, 2015 at the refuge.IMBD Info
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, Puddles the Blue Goose. © Sharon Lindsay, Black-chinned Hummingbird. © Stan Bousson, Hummingbird with flower. - ©Stan Bousson
Last Updated: May 20, 2015