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
Renee visited the Refuge yesterday (7-27); this is the 293rd Refuge she has visited. Renee started this quest in June 2013. Congratulations and thank you Renee for your support...may you find a Ivory-billed Woodpecker :-)
There are four species of goldenrod on the Refuge, some are now blooming. Featured - Canada Goldenrod
“We Welcome All Pokémon Trainers from Sunrise to Sunset!
Please stay safe and respect refuge rules or guidelines as you work to catch ‘em all!”
Remember to pay attention to your surroundings, stay on marked paths and trails, and do not
trespass into closed areas.
PokemonGO Welcome Banner
Refuge staff call in weekly to Steve Fullerton (KLYQ radio) and talk about recent wildlife happenings and outline best practices for wildlife watching."Outdoor Updates" @ KLYQ YouTube Account
Characteristic species of riparian, gallery forest habitat; requires snags for nesting and eats free-flying insects and fruit.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016