Red Sleep Mountain Drive OPEN!
Red Sleep Mountain Drive is now open for the summer season! Front gate opens at 6:30 a.m. Start Red Sleep by 6:00 p.m.
New Scenic Drive Opportunities
Visitor Center on Limited Hours
The Visitor Center is open the weekends of May 14/15 and May 21/22 but will be closed weekdays until further notice.
Every Kid in a Park
We invite all fourth graders nationwide to obtain a free entry pass to federal public lands. For information on how, follow the link below.
Every Kid in a Park
The nice spring weather is bringing the Rocky Mountain Ticks out in great numbers. Check yourself after a day in the outdoors.
Tick information at Center for Disease Control
Road Work on SR-212
The Montana Highway Department is working on SR-212 the summer of 2016. This is the road at the Refuge's Front Gate.
Noteworthy NewsMay 10, 2016
The National Bison Range front gate is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Red Sleep Mtn Drive is now open for the summer season - start by 6 p.m.Operating Hours
About the Complex
Three other National Wildlife Refuges as well as a Wetland Management District can be discovered along with the National Bison Range throughout the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys.
National Bison Range is managed as part of the National Bison Range 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
- April 02, 2016
As spring progresses, more and more migratory birds show up in the Mission Valley. Just this week, osprey have returned to set up their nesting sites. Watch for them carrying sticks to the top of dead trees or even poles. Note that the osprey carries fish with its head oriented facing forward, allowing for better aerodynamics in flight. Photo by Robert Burton, USFWS.Birds of the Bison Range
There is much going on at the National Bison Range with the changes in weather, changes in season. Check out what visitors and staff are seeing while they travel through the Refuge. And let us know what you’ve spotted on your most recent trip.Recent Sightings
All it takes is the sight of red calves dotting the early spring landscape to understand that the Fish and Wildlife Service mission “for future generations” does not just refer to people.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Tick photo by Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org, Cape buffalo photo. ©John Storr, Wikimedia., 2013 Bird Day poster. ©Environment for the Americas
Last Updated: May 10, 2016