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Upcoming Events

Monarchs and Butterflies of the Refuge: August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Butterfly Day


Friends of Bear River Refuge Photo Contest

2019 Friends of Bear River Photography contest is taking entries until August 24. Follow the link below to the Friends of the Bear River Refuge's web page for more information.


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


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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Volunteer with Kids

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


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.

Learn more about the NWRS