Reserve the weekend for wildlife, art, a speaker, music and food! The Friends’ third annual Art in the Wild will take place on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 30, 2014 at KNWR. Idaho author Jack Nesbit will speak on each day about an early Idaho explorer. More detail to follow.
Established in 1964 as a migratory waterfowl refuge, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) has about 832 acres of wetlands. The wetlands provide vital food and habitat for wildlife through their variety of aquatic plants and animals. KNWR contains both permanent and seasonal wetlands. Permanent wetlands are kept flooded year-round, while the seasonal wetlands are drained […]
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) is home to more than 300 species of wildlife, 223 of which are birds. In 1927 the area that is now KNWR was diked to drain the Kootenai River bottomland for agriculture. By 1947 farming dominated the fertile river valley, and 95% of the original wetland had been lost. The […]
When you visit Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR), you may see a lot of watchable wildlife other than birds. Mammals of all sizes, 45 species in all, live in or sometimes come to the refuge. In the spring moose, black bear, white-tail deer, and mule deer use the habitat around the refuge for food and […]
The majestic bald eagle draws the attention of many visitors to Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR). At Guidepost 2 on the Auto Tour Road, across Myrtle Creek high up in a cottonwood tree, rests an active bald eagle’s nest. These incredible nests can measure as much as 7 feet across and 10 feet deep, and […]