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    Photo Award Winners

    Thank you to all the Photographers that entered this year's contest. Best of Show: Scenic, Judy Watson

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    Hunting Information

    Waterfowl season is in full swing. General Pheasant Season Nov 5th-Dec 4th.


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    Keeping up with the Refuge

    Check out our latest Refuge Newsletter

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    Kathi Stopher Wins Award!

    Congratulations to our own Visitor Services Manager, Kathi Stopher, WAFWA's Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award.

    Full story here

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    New Unit of Refuge System!

    Utah Family Land Donation Establishes Bear River Watershed Conservation Area, a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Press Release

Local Conservation Organizations

Spotlight: Friends of the Great Salt Lake

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Friends of the Great Salt Lake's goal is to protect the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through education, research, advocacy, and the arts. Refuge Manager to present at October 27th event.

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Other Wildlife

Tiny Butterflies

Western Pygmy blue butterfly

Visit now to see Western Pygmy Blue Butterflies. These butterflies are smaller than a dime and are the smallest butterfly in North America. Look for them on flowers on the refuge. They occur in alkaline habitats such as deserts and salt marshes and are abundant on the walking trail at the Wildlife Education Center.

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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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Important Things to Know

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
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