Get Involved

Birding at Camas

The Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge is a newly formed 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to  support the refuge. They can be reached by email at friendsofCNWR@gmail.com. Check out their new website, Friends of Camas.

 

 


Refuge Friends From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.  

 

 The first Refuge Friends organizations started in the 1980s. Today, about 220 private, independent, nonprofit organizations build links between communities and their national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries. Friends organizations partner with national wildlife refuges to conduct public events, teach the community about conservation, restore habitat, maintain trails, coordinate volunteers, operate nature stores and raise funds.

 

 Ways to Help the National Wildlife Refuge System:

 Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp

Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They were originally created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal Duck Stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.


Get a Pass!

The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass covers recreation opportunities on public lands managed by four Department of the Interior agencies – the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, and by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service. One hundred percent of the revenue derived from passes sold at federal recreation sites will directly benefit the selling agency and no less than 80 percent of the revenue will remain at the site where the pass was sold. The pass applies to those locations that currently have entrance or standard amenity fees.