• Monarch Image July

    65 Years and Counting...

    The refuge proudly celebrates another birthday.


  • Male Deer Drinking Water - entitled "Reflections" by Jeff Novess

    Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year

    The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. Usage prohibited for hiking, biking, observation or other activities.

    More Closure Info...

  • Buckcorn1 by Thomas Itoney

    Waterfowl Hunters Can Now Use Avenza

    You can find a watefowl boundary map on Avenza. See our waterfowl sections for more details.


  • Tim Kaufman Deer 24

    New Refuge Hunt Plan Approved

    The new Hunt Plan allows for expansion of hunting opportunities on the refuge.

    More on hunting...

  • Open House Kim LeBlanc

    2018 Hunt Season Trail Closures

    See our trails page for 2018 trail closures.



Partners Year in Review

Common Gallinule  captured by Al Martinez - Copy

View the Story Map for the Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Year in Review.

Year in Review

Volunteer Opportunities at the Refuge

Picture of Wood duck eggs by Lionel D. Grant /USFWS

Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!

Get Involved
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2018 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

Common Eider in Flight - BOS 2017 Emma Chen age 15  Homepage

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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