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You can make a difference at Ouray Refuge!

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.    

More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.  Become a volunteer to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.  

Update: On October 17, 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife released the final documents for the Thurston Energy, Two Well Proposal, Supplemental Environmental Assessment:

Hard copies of these documents are available at the Ouray NWR office and any questions should be referred to Rob Bundy: (435) 545-2522 x110 or

Draft, Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA), for Public Review 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ouray NWR, is posting a draft, Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA), for public review.  This SEA tiers off of the 2015 Thurston Energy LLC, Two Well Proposal EA and FONSI and was prepared to evaluate modifications proposed by the project proponent.  The document is open for public comment until June 16, 2019 and all comments should be either emailed to or mailed to:
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge 
att. Rob Bundy    
HC69 Box 232, 
Randlett, UT  84063 

A hard copy of the document is available at the refuge office and any questions should be referred to Rob Bundy @ (435) 545-2522 x110

Documentation for review:


We welcome your involvement and interest in conserving the natural resources at Ouray Refuge.  If you're interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact the Refuge at 435-545-2522.