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    SCA Intern

    Join our staff this spring as a Natural Resource Outreach Coordinator by working on the refuge! Apply on the SCA website below.

    Natural Resource Outreach Coordinator

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    Ski and Snowshoe at the Refuge!

    Grab your skis and snowshoes and explore the auto tour road and and one of the four trails! *no off trail exploration allowed*

    Trail Map

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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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    Where is the Moose?

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


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    Bats, bats everywhere!

    Several species of bats live on the refuge, learn more about these creatures of the night!

    About Bats

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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 — Cinnamon Teal drake in flight. -©Stan Bousson, Western Meadowlark singing. -©Stan Bousson, Black-chinned Hummingbird. © Stan Bousson, Elk in winter. -© Steve Jamsa, Cross country skiing. © Dorey Rowland
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017
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