Who We Are

We are the Friends group for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

Our mission is to be an advocate for the refuge by promoting and participating in the conservation, enhancement, and appreciation of our native wildlife communities through education, fund raising, development of partnerships, and development of onsite projects for volunteers.

Our vision is to be a growing, diverse group of engaged and informed supporters who assist the refuge in reaching its full potential.

We are a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

We are an affiliate member of the National Wildlife Refuge Association.


Together, we can make a difference!

Want to get involved? Here are some ways you can not only benefit the Refuge, but get acquainted with other Friends members.

Immediate Needs

• Clearing nature trails of sticks and other small debris
• Maintain bird feeding stations at Headquarters

For more details, contact Refuge Ranger Terri Jacobson of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at terri_Jacobson@fws.gov

Feel free to click on the following sections for additional volunteer opportunities:

About the Red River National Wildlife Refuge

The Headquarter Unit's outdoor spaces are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. See the list of regulations for Refuge use in any of the brocures conveniently available in kiosks all around the Refuge and in the breezeway at the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center is open from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday and on selected weekends.

The Nature Store in the Visitor Center is currently open when trained volunteers are available, but are almost always open on Saturdays, on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Call (318) 742-1219 (extension 111 for the store) to confirm hours before planning to visit the exhibits and the store.

Interested? Click on the following sections for more information: