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Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was formed in 1999 and is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

We are committed to conserving, enhancing, and restoring fish and wildlife habitat and cultural history in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon through the support of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff and programs.

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SEASONS OF WILDLIFE

Learn about what you can expect to see and when you can expect to see it.

REFUGE PLACES OF INTEREST

Learn about interesting areas and locations to visit at the Refuge.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Directions, lodging, must-see stops. Get all the details you need to plan your visit.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Learn about FOMR projects and volunteer opportunities.

BROWSE OUR eBIRD LISTS

Click the link below to browse current Malheur Refuge sightings on eBird.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Meeting

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FOMR members are invited to Refuge Headquarters to receive updates on what this Friends Group has been up to, as well as what we’re planning for the future. Malheur Refuge staff will also be on hand to give presentations about their work. FOMR provides guided tours of Refuge locales for attendees.
Location: Refuge Headquarters, various tour locales
Free, open to current FOMR members

Bobolink Survey

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Every June, in cooperation with Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff, FOMR volunteers and field biologists from the Portland Audubon Society survey for bobolinks on the Refuge. This survey, which dates back several decades at Malheur Refuge, involves walking established transect routes through wet meadow habitat, counting birds both seen and heard.
Location: P Ranch
Open to ~10 volunteers; contact us at friends@malheurfriends.org for details

Carp Derby

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The Carp Derby is an opportunity for visitors to participate in a good-natured fishing competition at the Refuge, as well as learn more about common carp and the management issues they pose to Refuge staff.
Location: Refuge Headquarters, 7 AM-1 PM
Free, open to the public

IN MEMORY OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

Author Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22, 2018 at the age of 88, at her home in Portland, Oregon. Best known for her science and fantasy fiction, Le Guin also wrote poetry, essays, reviews, short stories, a writing style guide, and numerous translations of poetry and fiction. Less widely known was Le Guin’s decades-long affinity for Oregon’s high desert and Harney Basin in particular, areas she visited on an almost annual basis.

The family of the late Ursula K. Le Guin has suggested that donations in her name can be made to non-profit organizations that focus their efforts at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, such as Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Malheur Field Station and Portland Audubon. We are honored that the Le Guin family would recognize us in this way, and a formal acknowledgement of their recommendation will be forthcoming.

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