Get Involved


Volunteering is just one excellent and important way that you can get involved with a local National Wildlife Refuge like Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. There are other ways to be involved with conservation and activities on Refuges as well, such as becoming a Friends member or purchasing the Federal Duck Stamp.

  • Volunteering

    Volunteer with children

    Volunteering is one excellent and important way that you can get involved with your local National Wildlife Refuge like Bear River MBR - A great way to get outside, get involved with wildlife conservation, and learn about birds and their habitats. Bear River Refuge is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to fill the new assistant Ranger-Naturalist position at its world-class wildlife education center.

    The Assistant Ranger cheerfully meets and greets visitors from around the world while staffing the Refuge visitor center, explains basic Refuge regulations to visitors, offers basic wildlife viewing advice, and gives driving directions. May assist visitors identify birds, increase visitors’ understanding of the Refuge mission and management objectives through short, informal talks while roving the visitor center.

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  • Become a Friend

    Friends of Bear River Refuge

    The Bear River Refuge is lucky to have an amazing Friends group, The Friends of the Bear River Refuge. This group of volunteer community members is key in sustaining the Environmental Education program on the Refuge, and was instrumental in the creation of the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center building, as well as our inspirational Refuge movie, Wings of Thunder! We clearly could not get by without them and their continuing passion for conservation and education.

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  • Federal Duck Stamp

    2017-2018 Federal Duck Stamp

    Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps,commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorialstamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Originally created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today.

    In 1989, the first Junior Duck Stamps were produced. Junior Duck Stamps are now the capstone of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp environmental education program, teaching students across the nation “conservation through the arts.” Revenue generated by the sales of Junior Duck Stamps funds environmental education programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 territories (American Samoa and the Virgin Islands).

    Federal Duck Stamps are on sale by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge in the Avocet Corner Bookstore, or you can find out more on the Federal Duck Stamp website.

    Besides serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, a current year’s Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance pass for National Wildlife Refuges where admission is normally charged.

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