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Walking trails and a 12 mile tour loop offer many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the refuge.

Visitor Activities


History of Conservation


In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt established the Pelican Island Bird Reservation, the first of 53 federal reserves he would create during his time in office and the roots of what is today known as the National Wildlife Refuge System. The 26th president was a dedicated naturalist throughout his life and is considered by many to have been the country’s “Conservationist President.” It was in the infancy of the Refuge System when President Roosevelt said, “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.”

The National Wildlife Refuge System

Visitor Information


The Wildlife Education Center is open Tues – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Federal holidays. Refuge offices are open Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Auto Tour Route is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Phone: (435) 723-5887 Fax: (435) 723-8773 Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge 2155 West Forest Street Brigham City, UT 84302.

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Volunteers play an instrumental role in a wide range positions at the refuge, from welcoming/orienting visitors to the Refuge at the front desk, hosting interpretive/education events, to assisting in biological surveys. Volunteers work together to meet every challenge to increase environmental awareness. BRMBR is a great place to share talents, learn about the Refuge, and connect to an extraordinary conservation community!

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS