Welcome Friends of

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

We promote conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources at Malheur Refuge through education, outreach, advocacy, and on-the-ground stewardship.

Alan Nyiri Marshall Pond Sunset

It's Friendsgiving Season!

Help us Conserve *Restore* Inspire in 2022

We have many plans for the coming year and are inviting you to help support them by contributing to our End of Year Fundraising goal of $20,000! 

187,757 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

The Refuge is famous for its tremendous diversity and spectacular concentrations of wildlife. With more than 340 bird species and 58 mammal species, Malheur Refuge is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Planning to visit Malheur National Wildlife Refuge? Allow us to assist you! Learn more about the history and why it was created in the early 1900s.

Our Work
Past and present

Over the past 20 plus years, our team of volunteers and partners have developed a myriad of projects, programs, and events that have helped enhance one of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Learn about the Projects, Programs, and Events that we are working on. Join the Friends with volunteer, sponsorship, and giving opportunities.

Latest from Malheur Refuge

New Book Features Malheur

A new book just out from Oregon State University Press includes several chapters that mention Malheur and its environs. Edited by FOM board member Alan Contreras and two other...

Malheur Musings

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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! For the Love of Malheur please support the conservation of Alkali Lakes. 
Did you know that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been directed by Congress to monitor and assess water availability for migratory birds, and other wildlife dependent on saline lakes habitats? Malheur Lake and Harney Lake are included in the 20 priority lakes of the NW region!
FOMR is committed to supporting Malheur Refuge staff and partners in the work that will be done to conserve this critical and highly vulnerable habitat.
DONATE-->> http://bit.ly/3VedBnW

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! For the Love of Malheur please support the conservation of Alkali Lakes.
Did you know that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been directed by Congress to monitor and assess water availability for migratory birds, and other wildlife dependent on saline lakes habitats? Malheur Lake and Harney Lake are included in the 20 priority lakes of the NW region!
FOMR is committed to supporting Malheur Refuge staff and partners in the work that will be done to conserve this critical and highly vulnerable habitat.
DONATE-->> bit.ly/3VedBnW <<-- & Thank You for your support!
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Happy Monday! Here’s some resting mink face. • The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semi-aquatic member of the mammalian family Mustelidae, which also includes otters and weasels. Mink are found near water in a variety of habitats across North America, from rivers and lakes to coastal bays and estuaries. These lithe, active predators feed on fish, crustaceans, amphibians and small birds. The luxuriant pelt of mink has long been used by humans for fashioning garments; the introduction (and inevitable escape) of American mink at fur farms in Europe has led to declines of native species there, and mink is considered an invasive species in many of those countries. 📸: Terry W. Smith #americanmink #highdesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur

Happy Monday! Here’s some resting mink face. • The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semi-aquatic member of the mammalian family Mustelidae, which also includes otters and weasels. Mink are found near water in a variety of habitats across North America, from rivers and lakes to coastal bays and estuaries. These lithe, active predators feed on fish, crustaceans, amphibians and small birds. The luxuriant pelt of mink has long been used by humans for fashioning garments; the introduction (and inevitable escape) of American mink at fur farms in Europe has led to declines of native species there, and mink is considered an invasive species in many of those countries. 📸: Terry W. Smith #americanmink #highdesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur ... See MoreSee Less

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There are a pair that live on my little neighborhood lake that I see at dawn or dusk if I am lucky.

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