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    Turnbull's Wetlands

    Turnbull's abundant wetlands and expansive skies define this landscape.

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    Hoary Bat

    The beautiful hoary bat is just one of the 11 species of bats found at Turnbull.


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    Trumpeter Swans

    Turnbull's trumpeter swans are a big attraction for the visiting public.

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    Biscuits & Swales

    Numerous species of flora abound in this rare and unique habitat.

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    Mallard Drake

    Twenty-five waterfowl species use Turnbull as nesting or migratory stopover habitat.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces

2017-2018 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the 2017-2018 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. If you are between the ages of K-12 grade and love to draw or paint, follow this link for contest rules and entry instructions.

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About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From prairie to subalpine forest, Turnbull, Little Pend Oreille, and Kootenai represent the unique beauty and diversity of wildlife and habitat of the Inland Northwest.

Turnbull is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Special Features & Events

  • Monarchs and Milkweed

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    This large, black and orange butterfly is likely one of the most iconic insects in the world. The monarch's annual life cycle and migration, its total reliance on milkweeds to complete this cycle and the spectacular aggregations of millions of monarchs at overwintering sites in Mexico and California are legendary. The monarch has been the subject of numerous books, research papers, classroom programs, and science fair projects for decades. This popular and once abundant species is now, however, in jeopardy.

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  • Community Planting Events

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    In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week, Turnbull partners with Spokane Audubon Society and Friends of Turnbull to host two major community planting events in the spring and fall. Come join us in our efforts to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species.

    Fall Community Planting Event
  • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest

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    Turnbull NWR is seeking amazing photographs showcasing the incredible wildlife and habitats found on the refuge. The winning photo will be featured on the face of the 2017 annual refuge pass.

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  • Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival

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    Turnbull and Cheney MayFesters combined efforts this year to offer the public 2 major outreach events, the 5th Annual, Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival and MayFest. Activities and booths were located on the refuge and in downtown Cheney on May 14th.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016


  • Fall Community Planting Event

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    Plant a tree, and join us in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week!

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