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 and neighbors to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.

Due to the small size of Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, it is administered by Rice Lake Refuge in McGregor. To learn more about getting involved, visit the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge website.

Our Partners

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.


Refuge volunteers and staff members from Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge may be available to come and speak to your group. Programs are available on a variety of topics concerning the refuge, careers, plants and animals living in the area or other topics.