National Wildlife Refuges in Idaho

Moose at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Moose at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

Idaho has several National Wilderness Areas and even a Waterfowl Production Area. These are usually large areas of open water, marsh, swamp, wetlands, riparian corridors and some associated drier uplands. While all of the Refuge Areas seem to have been established primarily to protect migrating waterfowl and other bird species, they also provide much-needed undisturbed habitat for mammals like mule deer, pronghorns, elk, black bear, moose, beaver, river otter, weasel, badger, porcupine, coyote and red fox.

Map of National Wildlife Refuges in IdahoOxford Slough Waterfowl Production AreaBear Lake National Wildlife RefugeMinidoka National Wildlife RefugeGrays Lake National Wildlife RefugeCamas National Wildlife RefugeDeer Flat National Wildlife RefugeKootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Locations of the National Wildlife Refuges in Idaho
Photo of cow and calf moose courtesy of Aaron Drew, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Map is courtesy of Cartesia MapArt Terrain.
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