Grazing Opportunities at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah, has cattle grazing opportunities for up to three agricultural cooperators in various wetland locations on the refuge. The refuge historically has grazed approximately 10,000 acres annually, split between three cooperators. Agricultural cooperators will be required to move their cattle several times a year at the direction of refuge staff.

Application packets (FWS Form 3-1384) are available online at the refuge website, in person at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge at 2155 West Forest St., Brigham City, UT 84302, or on request by contacting Michael Dunphy ( or 435-734-6455). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on August 31, 2022. Applications can be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to the refuge, using the address or email listed above.  

Successful applicants will be selected through an open and competitive process. Applicants will be scored, and up to three applicants with the highest scores will be selected. If two or more applicants receive equal rankings, a lottery drawing will decide the winner. Selected applicants will complete a Commercial Activities Special Use Permit Application (FWS Form 3-1383C) to document the Cooperative Agriculture Agreement with the refuge. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by September 15, 2022. 


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