Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

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  • Current Conditions

    AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTION THE UNION SLOUGH OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR STAFF AND VISITOR SAFETY. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 515-928-2523

  • Proposed Change to Hunting Program

    The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s hunting program and is seeking public comment.

    Proposed Change to Hunting Program

  • Auto Tour Photo

    Auto Tour open May 2-10 for Bird Day!

    The Refuge Auto Tour Route will be open May 2-10 from sunrise-sunset in celebration of Int'l Migratory Bird Day. See the rules below:

    Auto Tour Route Rules Migratory Bird Day 2020

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    Friends of Union Slough

    Join the Friends of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge!

    Friends Brochure

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    Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

    Are you looking to improve or create wildlife habitat on your privately-owned land?

    Click here to learn more

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