Enjoy views of North America's largest existing mammal, the bison. The refuge's herd includes approximately 650 of these herbivores.
The refuge's rugged landscape is the result of over half a billion years of geologic change and adaptation.
Refuge ClosedMay 26, 2015
Portions of the refuge are closed to the public due to a recent tornado and flooding event. To ensure public safety, the refuge will not be conducting any tours or programs and most refuge trails and auto tour routes will remain closed until further notice. Please contact the refuge before making travel plans. In addition to this website, updated information will also be posted on the USFWS Southwest Facebook page. USFWS Southwest Facebook
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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A schedule of this year's Tours is available.Tour schedule
The goal of the refuge's fire management program is to enhance wildlife habitat on the refuge while reducing the possibility of damaging wildfires. We use fire to protect life and property and enhance natural resources.One of nature's tools...
Your inquiries have been heard and we are pleased to announce the Division of Refuge Law Enforcement, National Wildlife Refuge System Turn In Poachers, or TIPs, hotline.
Their songs are derived from a large syllable repertoire, an order of magnitude greater than that of other vireos.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 26, 2015