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Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Winner!

Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Winner!

2014 JDS Winner

Congratulations to Tori Powers of Beckley, WV for your artwork being selected as the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Best of Show for West Virginia! Visit the refuge to see the winners in each age group!

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner!

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.

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Around the Refuge

  • Refuge Acquires Nearby Land

    New Property Field

    We recently purchased two tracts of land in Williamstown that are right near the refuge that provide habitat for pollinators and migratory birds.

    Read the news release.
  • Visitor Activities

    Visitor Activities Promo

    There are activities year-round at Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, fishing and hunting. Learn more about the various activities and the permits required at our Visitor Activities page.

    Visitor Activities
  • Know Before You Go

    Heavy Underbrush and Steep Bank

    The refuge is a natural area. Be mindful of poison ivy, thorny plants, ticks, bees, and mosquitoes. Observe wildlife from a safe and respectful distance. Binoculars allow you to view wildlife closely without disturbing them. Learn more tips and points of interest on our Plan Your Visit page.

    Plan Your Visit
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Paden Island - © Kent Mason
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014
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