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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Brent Lawrence

The Spring Link: Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Mar 23, 2020

“Friends of Malheur Refuge were founded in 1999 to promote the conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in…

The Fish and Wildlife Service is waiving entrance fees at wildlife refuges. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state is pictured. FWS

Article: BLM lands, wildlife refuges drop entrance fees

Mar 23, 2020

The Interior Department today opened all national wildlife refuges and Bureau of Land Management sites for free, suspending entrance fees even as more visitor centers…

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

COVID-19 UPDATE: Refuge Announces Temporary Suspension of Visitor Center

Mar 18, 2020

In keeping with guidance from the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution, we…

Mt Scott Road Construction Completed - Open Dec 2020 - Photo O. Plumlee

Mt Scott Roadway Reopened

Feb 1, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge announced the reopening of the Mt. Scott Roadway on December 20, 2019. Contractors worked…

Ferguson House Renovation Completed - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - YouTube Video Poster by NatureLover

Ferguson House Renovations Completed

Jan 27, 2020

The Ferguson House restoration is finally done!! Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who make this project a reality. Check out the…

Pivotal Year for Our Natural World – Presidential Ponderings

Jan 11, 2020

More and more studies are documenting the physical, psychological and emotion-al benefits of spending time outdoors in nature. Florence Williams’s The Nature Fix “Why Nature…

Ferguson House Reconstruction Underway, Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge - Photo by Jim Meyer

Ferguson House Update

Dec 29, 2019

According to Greek mythology, the Phoenix is a creature that is reborn from its ashes. The Ferguson House is the Refuge’s Phoenix. After a long, somewhat…

Feed A Bee Pollinator Meadow - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Pollinator Meadow

Oct 15, 2019

Plans are progress-ing to implement a Pollinator Meadow with funds garnered through the Bayer Feed A Bee grant. Within the past few weeks FOW volunteers…

Juvenile Indigo Painted Bunting - Bill Shreve Photographer

Beautiful Buntings

Sep 15, 2019

Our beautiful and abundant Painted Buntings are just an amazing treat for anyone who sees one for the first time or the hundredth time! They…

FOW Volunteers - EE Trail Cleanup - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Helen Riley photographer

EE Trail Cleanup

Sep 6, 2019

Please check out the Environmental Education Center Trail, the one that goes from the Environmental Education Center to the bridge that crosses Quanah Parker Lake.…