The Ears Have It
Some say early miners named this deer for their ears, resembling those of their common pack animal.
Safety in Numbers
Nesting on a island can reduce predation from mammals and avian species.
Where the Pronghorn Roam
Fleet-footed pronghorns are the second fastest land mammal in the world, after the cheetah. Pronghorn are found in the sagebrush uplands
The Becker's white butterfly of Western arid brushlands, fields, desert foothills and canyons, is one of nature's great pollinators.
Great Blue Heron at Nest
These long-legged birds nest in the trees at Minidoka NWR
Use the link below to view the most current planning documents for Minidoka NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)
About the Complex
The Southeast Idaho NWR Complex administers five units of the Refuge System: Camas, Grays Lake, Bear Lake, and Minidoka NWRs, and Oxford Slough WPA
Minidoka is managed as part of the Southeast Idaho NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
American white pelicans nest in large numbers at Minidoka... look for these surprisingly graceful large birds on the islands in the river.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017