Ways to Get Involved
Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow.
Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts. Learn more about our local partners.
Friends of Loess Bluffs
Friends of Loess Bluffs is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the refuge and its conservation activities, organizing events and providing volunteer resources for refuge activities. Friends have helped fund programs through the refuge since 2000. Profits from the Nature Shop, membership dues and generous donations help the friends accomplish their mission.
All refuge Friends organizations share the same primary mission: the support of a refuge, complex of refuges or program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Other partners include:
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Midland Empire Audubon Society
- Burroughs Audubon
- Missouri Master Naturalists – Loess Hills Chapter
- Missouri Master Naturalists – Osage Trails Chapter
- Missourians for Monarchs – Northwest Chapter
- Missouri Western State University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
- Northwest Missouri State University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Refuge staff are available to come and speak to your group. Programs are available on a variety of topics concerning the refuge, plants and animals living in the area or other topics.