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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.

Carp Derby

UPCOMING EVENTS

Carp Derby

Events---Carp-Derby

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

Benson Pond Work Party

Join staff and volunteers from the Audubon Society of Portland during their Fall Work Party at Malheur Refuge’s Benson Pond. Participants will help plant native vegetation and enjoy some birding afterward; camping accommodations are available. Contact Teresa Wicks for more information: twicks@audubonportland.org
Location: Benson Pond, September 8-9

OUR LATEST NEWS

An iconic feature of Malheur Refuge Headquarters is the display pond, also known as Marshall Pond (learn about David Marshall here), fed by an underground spring. The first documented use of this spring by humans occurred around 6,000...
While walking through sagebrush-steppe and greasewood flats in the Northern Great Basin, one may occasionally happen upon an odd and macabre scene: bits and pieces of small animals impaled on sharp branches or along strands of barbed w...
Across the deserts and grasslands of western North America roams a hooved mammal that is neither deer nor goat nor antelope, being instead a relic of a bygone era when giant sloths, dire wolves and mastodons ruled the land. Pronghorn (...