Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    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

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    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

Badgers Wanted

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The WDFW wants photos of dead or living badgers.

Badgers
Collared Moose

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

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

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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