• Cougar rotator

    Cool Cats

    Predators are an essential part of a proper functioning ecosystem. Cats that live on our Refuge include bobcat, lynx and cougar.

    Cool Cats

  • Cat print

    Stories in the Snow

    Have you ever wondered who made that track in the snow?

    Stories in the Snow

  • Fire Line

    Flames and Fire

    Fire helps to maintain healthy forests so we plan prescribed fire burns.

    Fire Management

  • Bike Rack 2

    Bike Rack

    Check out our new bike rack located by the Headquarters kiosk.

    Plan Your Visit

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    Western Pearlshell Mussel

    Do you know how long mussels live?

    Western Pearlshell Mussel

Special Events

Tree Planting Completed

Matt planting

Thanks to the 7 volunteers who helped plant 2,275 white pine seedlings. We will plant again in the spring- stay tuned.

Forest Management

Badgers Wanted

Badger face

The WDFW wants photos of dead or living badgers.


Report Moose Sightings

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The WDFW wants to know about any moose seen between September 1 and November 30.

Moose Observation Survey

Be looking for collared moose

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The WA Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for information on sightings of moose with collars around their necks.

Collared Moose
Photo Contest

Photo Contest


The Friends of LPO will announce the winners of their photo contest soon.

Visit the contest website

About the Complex

Inland Northwest Complex

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Inland Northwest 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