Wildlife Watching

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Minnesota. Packs of wolves, moose, waterfowl, and 280 species of birds make this refuge a wildlife wonderland. The refuge, originally named Mud Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, was established in 1937 primarily for waterfowl production and maintenance. Located in eastern Marshall ...

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Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation area

The 189,000-acre Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area offers outstanding trails for competitive off-highway motorcycle racing, enduro and trial events, and day play-riding. Most visitors tour the area in four-wheel drive vehicles. Sloping bajadas, narrow canyons, flat dry lakes, sand dunes, and twisting trails through low rocky mountains ...

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Alturas Recreation Area

The Alturas resource area encompasses a panorama of diversity, from evergreen forests to rocky lava flows to high desert plains. The recreational opportunities are as varied as the landscape. The visitor can camp in remote settings, hike the emigrant trails that dissect the lands, or watch herds of Pronghorn ...

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Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area

Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area is an exciting and more remote area for the off-highway vehicle user. The area has rolling hills, open valleys, and sand dunes that invite any rider willing to travel to this area. Elevations range from about 2,427 feet elevation down to about 1,275 feet elevation ...

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Dos Palmas Preserve

This oasis with its hundreds of swaying fan palms offers sanctuary in the midst of the dry Colorado Desert. Pools fed by artesian springs and seepage from the nearby Coachella Canal form a lush wetland area. The exceptional habitat shelters a variety of both threatened or endangered and more ...

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Afton Canyon

Afton Canyon is one of the few places where the Mojave River flows above ground making Afton an ideal location for bird and wildlife viewing. Known locally as "The Grand Canyon of the Mojave" for its dramatic geological formations, this is the only place where the Mojave River flows ...

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McKay Reservoir

Nestled between the plains and the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, McKay Creek Reservoir is overlapped by McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge which offers habitat for rare and endangered species and is a haven for breeding and migratory birds. The lack of other local wetland habitats elevates the importance ...

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Phillips Lake

Phillips Lake was formed by the construction of Mason Dam which is a feature of the Baker Project. Recreation on this 2,235-acre reservoir is located approximately 15 miles southwest of Baker City, Oregon off Oregon 7. Anglers will find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, black crappie, yellow ...

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Fort Ord National Monument

Fort Ord National Monument is home to some of the last undeveloped natural wildlands on the Monterey Peninsula. This 7,200-acre portion of the former Army base at Fort Ord is now public land managed by BLM. The elaborate system of trails left behind by the military is well-suited to ...

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Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern

The 36,000-acre Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is a place where geographic isolation, geology, climate, and hydrology have created a rare and irreplaceable ecosystem. Located in the transition between the Mojave Desert and Great Basin biomes, Fish Slough encompasses an array of plant communities including wetlands, ...

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