Features

  • Are Wetlands Useful?

    A recent Ask Game & Fish question, "Do wetlands have economic value?" See what Biologist Steve Tessman said about the value of WY wetlands.

    Ask Game and Fish archive

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    Plan Your Visit

    All the useful links and helpful hints you need to plan a trip up to Seedskadee.

    Plan Your Visit

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    Seedskadee Wildlife List

    Check out all the resident and migrant wildlife found at the Refuge.

    Seedskadee Wildlife List

  • Green River Flows below Fontenelle Dam

    Updates and links to current Green River flows just below Fontenelle Dam, 7 river miles upstream of the Refuge.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Have a burning question and no one will answer their phone? We hope our Frequently Asked Questions page will solve your problem.

    Frequently Asked Questions

Around the Refuge

Flicker Trail

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Walk the Green River banks and see the riparian and wetland areas up close. A variety of birds and big game animals can be spotted from the unsurfaced trail. Come check it out next time you are at the Refuge. Be sure to bring your lunch, new picnic tables were installed at the start of the trail.

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Results of the Wyoming 2019 Jr Duck Stamp Rleased

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The results of the 2019 Junior Duck Stamp Competition are available. We received over 200 great entries from very talented kids from around the state. Judges narrowed it down to a top 100 pieces with nods towards some extra art that didn't place but was recognized for creativity. Read the news release below.

2019 Jr Duck Stamp Results - complete news release

Wyoming Game & Fish Release Lek Viewing Guide Website

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Spring is the only time to view sage grouse on their leks in Wyoming. Sage grouse begin their mating rituals in early March and usually wrap up lek activity by mid-May. The iconic image of the male sage grouse with tail fanned and air sacs filled can only be found in spring on or near a lek. Female grouse usually are much less conspicuous on the leks, they are there to scope out the male competition and pick out a suitable mate. Sage grouse on leks are very sensitive to disturbance, which can affect breeding success. Lek viewing ethics are very important to consider if planning to go afield this spring to glimpse the birds. The new Game and Fish Lek Viewing Guide website will help you locate a lek and will provide maps and a list of viewing ethics to abide by while observing the sage grouses' ancient ritual.

Wyoming Game and Fish Lek Viewing Guide

WY Game & Fish Release Wyoming's Wetlands Web Resource

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A new interactive, photo-filled website provides a great resource for all people interested in Wyoming's wetlands. Educators will find useful resources explaining the importance of and services provided by wetlands; private landowners can access links to helpful professionals or sources for management information; wetland wildlife enthusiasts can find links to new articles or the latest research, conservation plans and priorities; and recreationalists will find maps with public access information. Or if you just enjoy pretty pictures of Wyoming's wetlands and wildlife it's worth visiting for that too.

WY Game & Fish's Wetland Habitat Resources
Seasons at the Refuge

Fall & Migration

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Trumpeter swan cygnets have grown through the summer and by September begin to make their first attempts to fly. Common nighthawk numbers begin to build along the river. At dusk in early September, the sky appears to be full of nighthawks and then one day they are all gone, further south on their migration out of Wyoming and the north. Kokanee salmon and brown trout move onto the Refuge to spawn. Large “redds” of kokanee salmon can be seen in October, actually seeming to turn the river red is places, as they have changed into their red spawning colors. Concentrations of bald eagles arrive to catch salmon for the fall feast. As wetlands at higher elevations begin to freeze for the winter, ducks, mergansers, geese, and trumpeter swans begin to arrive in larger concentrations. The rut or breeding season for pronghorn, mule deer, moose, and elk occurs during the fall, and large males of each species may be seen challenging each other for dominance.

Seasons of Wildlife

About the Complex

Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge 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