Managing Against Weeds
Visiting the Refuge June/July, you have probably seen staff and volunteers physically removing Houndstongue and Musk Thistle.
Refuge "Weeds" webpage
Grassland Habitat Restoration
Using agricultural methods to defeat invasive weeds and reestablish native grasses.
Put Your Stamp on Conservation
Support habitat conservation by buying Federal Duck Stamp - one of the most successful conservation tools ever.
Federal Duck Stamp website
Bitterroot River Flooding
The river corridor is beautiful, but also the mechanism for creating terrestrial plant, animal life.
Bitterroot River and Riparian Forest
The Refuge is immersed in aesthetics and beauty of Bitterroot Valley; our Flickr site has great photos.
Refuge Flickr Account - Photo Set
Refuge Namesake - Lee Metcalf
The Refuge was renamed from Ravalli to Lee Metcalf NWR on August 16,1978, in honor of a public servant committed to conservation.Lee Metcalf
About the NWRS
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
News and Happenings
Irregular flocks are being seen/heard moving south for the winter. Single Ross's hanging out with Canada Goose around Office.
Betance Inc. and a variety of subcontractors did a bunch of structural work on this historic building focused on: foundation, masonry, windows, siding, painting and roof. Before and after photos at link.Slideshow of Whaley Homestead Structural Restoration Work
Mike Daniels took this beautiful image of a male Gadwall from his car. He parked on the road shoulder of Wildfowl Lane bordering Pond 6. Great result, try his method :-)
Characteristic species of riparian, gallery forest habitat; requires snags for nesting and eats free-flying insects and fruit.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016