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    Slowly Spring Will Come...

    Spring may be slow, but there are signs!

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    Bowdoin Refuge Receives Award

    The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has named Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge as a Top 50 Ecotourism Site...

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    Refuge Gallery

    View the wonders of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Flicker site.

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What's New At Bowdoin

Frequently Asked Questions


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Frequently Asked Questions

Biological Update

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Spring may officially be here, but Old Man Winter is holding on tight! Still time to snowshoe or cross country ski.


History of the Refuge

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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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About the Complex

Bowdoin Complex

Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Bowdoin 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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