Welcome to Friends of the Bear River Refuge website. We encourage you to visit often to see the latest news and activities.

Our Mission

This group is devoted to the promotion, appreciation, and conservation of the wildlife, birds, and habitat of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Officially established as a not-for-profit charitable organization in 1998, we are partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Upcoming Event

  • We want to extend a hearty WELCOME to our new Environmental Education Specialist, Bryce Passey. He has only been on the job for a few days and is already working on activities to serve YOU! His first event will be a Nature Journaling class on July 19th.


  • Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The rules and regulations for the 2018 Photo Contest are here!! Check out the Photo Contest page for more information. Hope to see your entries all summer long.

Photo of the Month

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2017 Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Photo Contest

Photo by Lloyd Bush