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    Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew

    Bear River Refuge is now accepting applications for the 2017 YCC crew. See link for additional information.

    YCC Flyer and Application

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    Swan Day is March 11th!

    Join us March 11th to celebrate the Tundra Swan Day. FREE Activities from 11am-3pm at the Visitor Center. Crafts, movies, tours, and more!

    Swan Day 2017

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    Calling all Youth Artists!

    We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Contest deadline extended. Due by March 18th.

    Learn more about the Junior Duck Stamp

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    A Refuge for Birds and People

    Bear River Refuge is an wetland oasis in a desert for wildlife and wild oasis for people.

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    Hunting Information

    All hunting on the Refuge is closed. Thank you for another safe and successful season.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event Days

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Mark your calendars! Our annual Saturday Refuge Event Days are coming!

Upcoming Event Days 2017

Bear River Family News

The Refuge loses a dear Friend

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On January 12th the Refuge lost one of our long-time volunteers and a member of our Friends board. Lee Shirley will be deeply missed by his refuge family. Our condolences go out to his family. Soar with the eagles and swim with the fish Lee.


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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Important Things to Know

  • West Forest Street Re-opens

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    Box Elder County and the Refuge have opened West Forest St. 2 miles west of I-15. The Auto Tour Loop also has been re-opened and is in good condition. Please check back frequently for updates and feel free to call 435-723-5887 for more information.

    Road & Water Conditions
  • Wildlife Education Center Hours

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    The Wildlife Education Center is open 5 days a week! Tuesday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • What's Being Seen?

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    Want to know what birds are being seen on the Refuge? Click the link below for the most recent eBird sightings and Refuge surveys.

    Bird Sightings
  • Spotlight: Delta Waterfowl

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    Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowling in North America. Members volunteer and recreate on the Refuge.

    Learn More Here
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017
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