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The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.

Partnerships with the National Wildlife Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving management issues in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, private entities and organizations, and other government agencies if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Friends of Bitter Lake -
This important partner helps accomplish a lot of important work on the refuge that benefits wildlife and you. They host the Dragonfly Festival; operate the nature store in the Visitor Center; host a refuge photo contest; volunteer for and coordinate fun events, programs, tours and talks for the public; and much more. Their motto is “To Save What Could Be Lost.”