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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.

Message from the Director

Dear Friend,

The novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, is having a profound impact on our lives across the country, around the world and in our communities. The Friends of Malheur NWR are sensitive to the fact that this virus is disrupting lives through the illness itself and beyond into personal, emotional and societal economic contraints. We, first and foremost, wish everyone the safety and support that they need to stay healthy in these times. Read More…

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SEASONS OF WILDLIFE

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

Upcoming Events

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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.

OUR LATEST NEWS

Written by Peter Pearsall The unique wetland oasis of Malheur Refuge, surrounded by the sagebrush and juniper desert characteristic of the northern Great Basin, is well known for its migratory bird life. While a few of those bird sp...
Intern collecting vegetation samples in wide open field of sedges and grass well over 4 feet tall.
Written by Ryan Robles/ Photos by Ryan Robles & Brianna Goehring “Oh, the places you’ll go,”(Dr. Suess, 1990). This quote often crosses my mind when I look back on my journey through the field of natural resources and cons...