Research & Monitoring

Refuge staff monitors wetlands

Research and monitoring of the Refuge's resources (bird species, vegetation and habitat, predators, etc) is a vital and necessary part of adaptive management.

  • Water Quality Monitoring

    Water and Pelican (small)

    Water quality within the Bear River watershed is extremely important, and the Utah Division of Water Quality partners with the Refuge to monitor and maintain water quality for wildlife and people.  You can learn more about this project on the Utah Division of Water Quality website.

  • Other Monitoring

    Biologists performing bird survey

    Several other monitoring efforts, including bird surveys, vegetation surveys and grazing monitoring are conducted by Refuge biological staff. For information on other Refuge monitoring projects, see our Other Monitoring page.