Pair of Trumpeter Swans with Brood

Friends Group Information

The Friends of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge (Friends) serves as the primary refuge partner. The mission of the Friends is to support the environmental, educational and recreational activities and programs offered at the refuge. The goals of the Friends are 1) to increase public awareness and appreciation of the refuge, 2) to encourage public participation in prairie-pothole preservation, and 3) to promote public use and enjoyment of the refuge.

Other partners of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge include:

• Iowa Department of Natural Resources (
• The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (
• Ducks Unlimited (
• The Nature Conservancy (
• Pheasants Forever (