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    National Pollinator Week

    June 20-26, 2016 Bee One in a Million. Plant for Pollinators. Register Your Garden. Ask Others to Help.

    Pollinator Week

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    All About Birds

    Learn about some of the birds that make Kootenai NWR their home!

    Learn More

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    Butterfly or Moth?

    Can you tell the difference between a butterfly or moth?

    Butterfly vs. Moth

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    Biking at the Refuge

    This spring, check out the unique bike racks our staff has created; moose, sturgeon, and fish!

    Plan Your Visit

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Story Trail

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Story trail on Myrtle Falls trail. Funded by WREN, The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., USFWS, and Bonners Books. Share a nature story with your children as you hike up to the waterfall. Story will change throughout the year.

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From the channeled scablands, to the mixed-conifer forests, and diverse wetlands three uniquely different refuges comprise the Inland Northwest Refuge Complex.

Kootenai is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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  

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Page Photo Credits — Black-chinned Hummingbird. © Stan Bousson, Northern Saw-whet owl. © Nancy Russell., Western Meadowlark. © Annie Pflueger, Cinnamon Teal in Flight. -©Stan Bousson, Moose pair in wetland. © Annie Pflueger, Wasp on lilac.  © Stan Bousson.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
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