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Our Mission

To deepen appreciation for and support of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and the extraordinary landscape, wildlife and cultural resources the refuge protects.

Feed A Bee Pollinator Meadow - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Pollinator Meadow

Plans are progress-ing to implement a Pollinator Meadow with funds garnered through the Bayer Feed A Bee grant. Within the ...
Juvenile Indigo Painted Bunting - Bill Shreve Photographer

Beautiful Buntings

Our beautiful and abundant Painted Buntings are just an amazing treat for anyone who sees one for the first time ...
FOW Volunteers - EE Trail Cleanup - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Helen Riley photographer

EE Trai Cleanup

Please check out the Environmental Education Center Trail, the one that goes from the Environmental Education Center to the bridge ...


Checkout our Facebook events page for a current listing of upcoming tours and programs.

Mt Scott Update

The Mt. Scott Roadway has re-opened to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, but remains closed to all vehicle traffic. The preliminary work on repairing the Mt. Scott road is progressing well, but the actual completion of those repairs is still months away. >> Full update

Photo of Mt Scott Closure Sign - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?

The Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.

What Does the Association Do?

Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.

Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in-depth look at refuge wildlife.

Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.

Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.

Get involved!

Three ways to support the FOW...

Become a Member

Become a Member!

Support FOW in providing outreach opportunities to Refuge visitors. We assist the Refuge and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in meeting its conservation mandates.


Be a volunteer!

Be a tour guide, work in the visitor center, help with trail maintenance and refuge projects. Volunteers even help with the longhorn and bison sales!


Support the FOW

Help support conservation programs by donating! We are a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Shop at The Nature Store

We are located in the Visitor Center of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

The Nature Store at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Our Partners

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