• American Kestrel

    All About Birds

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

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    Butterfly or Moth?

    Can you tell the difference between a butterfly or moth?

    Butterfly vs. Moth

  • Cow moose nursing calf

    Where is the Moose?

    Find out the best time of day to see a moose and other mammals that roam the refuge!



Auto Tour Road Closed

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Be advised, the Auto Tour Road will be closed to ALL visitors during July & August 2019 to replace the Myrtle Creek Pump (no vehicles, no bikes, no pedestrians...NO ONE). This is for everyone's safety. We'll know more on specific dates as the summer approaches.

Bird Walk on the Refuge

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During 2019 the Friends of KNWR will host a Bird Walk at the Refuge throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

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YCC Crew

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Four Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) positions for young adults, ages 15 through 18, are available this summer to work on a variety of field projects June 17th to August 9th, 2019 Application due April 10,2019 to Dept. Labor Office

YCC Application

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

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

Read 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