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Thursdays at the Refuge

Thursdays at the Refuge 2019

Join us this summer for Thursdays at the Refuge - an educational program series lead by Bryce Passey and sponsored by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge. Beginning June 20 - August 8. From owls and bats to microscopes and tracks, learn new skills and learn about different animals on the Refuge. Check out the attached flyer for date and subject matter. Please feel free to call us at 435-723-5887 for more information.

Thursdays at the Refuge 2019 Schedule

Grazing Phragmites

Phragmites control with cattle grazing

When aligned with habitat management objectives and under the right conditions, grazing is a highly desirable management practice. Utilized at the right time, grazing can decrease undesirable plants and increase preferred plants. Habitat with a variety of plants provides food for many different bird and animal species. Grazing is an economical way to reduce phragmites and other invasive exotics in wetlands; thus, opening opportunity for preferred plants to thrive.

2019 Phragmites Management

2019 Phragmites Management

To meet management objectives, 2019 summer management actions for non-native phragmites include the drawing down of water in Units 2C & 2D.

2019 Phragmites Management

Visitor Information

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The Wildlife Education Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. and second and fourth Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, except Federal holidays. The Auto Tour Route is open daily, sunrise to sunset throughout the year. The Auto Tour Route is a gravel road. Rain and snow may affect the road conditions. Please use caution and drive slowly. If conditions become unsafe, the Tour Route will be closed. Please contact our office 435-723-5887 for more information.

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Volunteers

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Volunteers play an instrumental role in a wide range positions at the refuge, from welcoming/orienting visitors to the Refuge at the front desk, hosting interpretive/education events, to assisting in biological surveys. Volunteers work together to meet every challenge to increase environmental awareness. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a great place to share talents, learn about the Refuge, and connect to an extraordinary conservation community!

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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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