2024 Members Meeting


Why Join?

Members will have the opportunity to learn about the Refuge and participate with others to help protect and manage the fauna and flora of the Refuge. Participation in service projects that are designed in conjunction with Refuge staff will be offered periodically. Some examples are: planting native plants, general maintenance, trail building, participating in environmental education programs, leading and participating in field trips, and monitoring flora and fauna, among other projects. We work to conduct projects that the Refuge staff wish could be done.

Our Friends group promotes awareness of Camas NWR as an Important Bird Area; we support responsible access, participate in environmental education, and lend support to sustainable water use as well as usage of other resources that affect the Refuge.

Ecological Reasons

The Camas NWR includes marshes, ponds, and lakes in addition to grass, meadows, sagebrush uplands, and farm fields. Camas Creek flows through the length of the Refuge. This range of habitats supports a variety of big game species with moose and white-tailed deer throughout the year and including elk and mule deer in the winter.  

Spring waterfowl migration peaks in March and April, while autumn migration peaks in October.  There are thousands of ducks and geese at these times, with hundreds of swans, both tundra and trumpeter.  Trumpeter Swans sometimes nest at the Refuge also.  

Songbird migration peaks in May and September.  The woods surrounding the Refuge headquarters are a critical stopover habitat for these birds. Locally rare migrants have been documented in the woods near the Refuge headquarters. Migratory songbirds stop here to gain fat to fuel their migrations in both spring and fall.

The Camas NWR is an important place for many animals throughout the year.  Water is a key resource to maintain the Refuge as an important stopover, breeding ground, and winter range for diverse wildlife.  

In the ecosystem `big picture,' Camas NWR connects with nearby lands that also attract wildlife, such as Market Lake and Mud Lake.  Maintaining these corridors for wildlife becomes even more important as water becomes less abundant.

Benefits of Membership

After joining the Friends of Camas NWR, you will receive information regarding volunteering and field trip opportunities. You will be invited to an annual meeting in September, where you will have a voice in how the Refuge can best serve the needs of wildlife and visitors.

Membership Fees

Individual    $15 / year
Student        $10 / year
Family         $25 / year

Want to Join?

To join, simply fill out a membership form and pay the associated fee!

Complete our online membership form here or download our membership form by clicking here, print it out, and send it to us at:
Friends of Camas NWR Inc. 
2150 E 2350 N
Hamer, ID 83425

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