Photo Award Winners
Thank you to all the Photographers that entered this year's contest. Best of Show: Scenic, Judy Watson
Waterfowl season is in full swing.
General Pheasant Season Nov 5th-Dec 4th.
Keeping up with the Refuge
Check out our latest Refuge Newsletter
Read the Newsletter
Kathi Stopher Wins Award!
Congratulations to our own Visitor Services Manager, Kathi Stopher, WAFWA's Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award.
Full story here
New Unit of Refuge System!
Utah Family Land Donation Establishes Bear River Watershed Conservation Area, a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Local Conservation Organizations
Friends of the Great Salt Lake's goal is to protect the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through education, research, advocacy, and the arts. Refuge Manager to present at October 27th event.Learn More Here
Visit now to see Western Pygmy Blue Butterflies. These butterflies are smaller than a dime and are the smallest butterfly in North America. Look for them on flowers on the refuge. They occur in alkaline habitats such as deserts and salt marshes and are abundant on the walking trail at the Wildlife Education Center.Learn More
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Important Things to Know
Refuge water and road conditions can change frequently due to weather and management. Check conditions before you visit with the link below.Road & Water Conditions
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
Last year we partnered with UT DWR to tag American white pelicans with solar-powered GPS transmitters. Follow their spring migration.Migration Map
Bear River has several priority bird species dependent on the wetland habitats of the Refuge and the Great Salt Lake such as Cinnamon teal, White-faced ibis and Franklin's gulls.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016