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  • Youth Conservation Corps banding geese from an airboat

    Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew

    Bear River is now accepting applications for the '17 YCC crew, due 4/21. New hire selection will take place 5/13. See link for more info.

    YCC Flyer and Application

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    Celebrate Birds and Art, MAY 13th!

    Join us May 13th for International Migratory Bird Day and the 2017 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest Ceremony! Call 435-723-5887 for more info.

    Flyer: Celebrate Birds and Art

  • 2017 JDS BOS Sabrina Allen

    2017 Utah Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

    This year's Best of Show is a depiction of Buffleheads by Sabrina Allen. Age 17.

    Junior Duck Stamp Program

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    A Refuge for Birds and People

    Bear River Refuge is an wetland oasis in a desert for wildlife and wild oasis for people.

    Watch the Video

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    2017 Box Elder Bird Banner Project

    The Refuge is once again sponsoring the annual Bird Banner Project. Open to K-8 graders in Box Elder County. See link for more details.

    2017 Bird Banner Info and Entry Form

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Birds and Art, MAY 13th!

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Join us May 13th for International Migratory Bird Day and the 2017 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest Ceremony! Call 435-723-5887 for more info.

Flyer: Celebrate Birds and Art

2017 Box Elder Bird Banner Project

2017 Box Elder Bird Banner Project

Bird Banner Shelby 2016

The Refuge is once again sponsoring the annual Bird Banner Project. Open to K-8 graders in Box Elder County. See link for more details.

2017 Bird Banner Info and Entry Form

Bear River Family News

The Refuge loses a dear Friend

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On January 12th the Refuge lost one of our long-time volunteers and a member of our Friends board. Lee Shirley will be deeply missed by his refuge family. Our condolences go out to his family. Soar with the eagles and swim with the fish Lee.

Obituary

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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Important Things to Know

  • West Forest Street OPEN

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    Box Elder County and the Refuge have OPENED West Forest St. 2 miles west of I-15. The Auto Tour Loop also has been OPEN. Water levels have decreased for safe traveling. Please check back frequently for updates and feel free to call 435-723-5887 for more information and the most current updates.

    Road & Water Conditions
  • Wildlife Education Center Hours

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    The Wildlife Education Center is open 5 days a week! Tuesday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • What's Being Seen?

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    Want to know what birds are being seen on the Refuge? Click the link below for the most recent eBird sightings and Refuge surveys.

    Bird Sightings
  • Spotlight: Delta Waterfowl

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    Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowling in North America. Members volunteer and recreate on the Refuge.

    Learn More Here
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 03, 2017
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