Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew
Bear River Refuge is now accepting applications for the 2017 YCC crew. See link for additional information.
YCC Flyer and Application
Swan Day is March 11th!
Join us March 11th to celebrate the Tundra Swan Day. FREE Activities from 11am-3pm at the Visitor Center. Crafts, movies, tours, and more!
Swan Day 2017
Calling all Youth Artists!
We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Contest deadline extended. Due by March 18th.
Learn more about the Junior Duck Stamp
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
All hunting on the Refuge is closed. Thank you for another safe and successful season.
Bear River Family News
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
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
- March 15, 2017
Box Elder County and the Refuge have opened West Forest St. 2 miles west of I-15. The Auto Tour Loop also has been re-opened and is in good condition. Please check back frequently for updates and feel free to call 435-723-5887 for more information.Road & Water Conditions
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.
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
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
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: Feb 17, 2017