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    Turnbull's Wetlands

    Turnbull's abundant wetlands and expansive skies define this landscape.

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    Hoary Bat

    The beautiful hoary bat is just one of the 11 species of bats found at Turnbull.

    Bats

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    Trumpeter Swans

    Turnbull's trumpeter swans are a big attraction for the visiting public.

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    Biscuits & Swales

    Numerous species of flora abound in this rare and unique habitat.

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    Mallard Drake

    Twenty-five waterfowl species use Turnbull as nesting or migratory stopover habitat.

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Turnbull is Going Green

Turnbull Receives Environmental Leadership Awards

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Turnbull received two awards for projects that resulted in a significant reduction in energy consumption. The new office headquarters completed in 2009 received the 2010 U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy and Water Management Award for outstanding sustainable integrated design for energy and water conservation. Recent renovation of Turnbull's maintenance shop, resulting in a 32% reduction in energy consumption, earned the 2011 U.S. Department of the Interior's Environmental Achievement Award.

Sustainable Green Building

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From prairie to subalpine forest, Turnbull, Little Pend Oreille, and Kootenai represent the unique beauty and diversity of wildlife and habitat of the Inland Northwest.

Turnbull is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Special Events

  • Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival

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    Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wild flowers, insects and other wildlife. Explore the underwater world of refuge wetlands. Journey back through time to grasp the power of the Ice Age Floods. Get a close up look of a raptor or a songbird. BEE dazzled by our pollinators, and learn about all the great work by our partners to conserve our natural environment. Come join us at our 3rd Annual Turnbull Spring Nature Festival on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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  • Community Planting Events

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    In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week, Turnbull partners with Spokane Audubon Society to host two major community planting events in the spring and fall. Come join us in our efforts to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species.

    Spring Community Planting Event
  • The Big Year Event

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    The Big Year Event has ended! Participants submitted a grand total of 1,078 observations, listing more than 160 wildlife species during the 2013 event! See the complete report by clicking on the link below.

    The Big Year Report - Final
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2014

Events

  • Spring Community Planting Event

    Tree PlantingMay 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014

    Plant a tree! Help us celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.

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  • Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival

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    Get outdoors, and join the fun. Come to our 3rd Annual Turnbull Spring Nature Festival.

    Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival
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