Malheur National Wildlife Refuge


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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Address:36391 Sodhouse Ln
Princeton, OR 97721

Phone:541-493-2612
Web: www.fws.gov/malheur
Established: 1908 as the Lake Malheur Reservation; in 1935 it was renamed the Malheur Migratory Bird Refuge; it got its present name in 1940.
Location:Southeastern Oregon.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, trails, auto tour routes, historic features.
Activities:Canoeing, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, bicycling, hunting.
Special Features:Refuge provides important habitat to more than 320 species of birds and 58 species of mammals.
Habitats: More than 187,000 acres of uplands, wetlands, riparian areas, and meadows.
Access: Open daily from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Bald eagles, ravens, great horned owls, black-billed magpies, snow geese, trumpeter swans, and sandhill cranes.

See other parks in Oregon.
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It destroyed dozens of ranchers who used what became the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for part of the year to supplement livestock grazing and winter feed.
People who supported the aims but not the tactics of last year's armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge think they've found a way to gain a greater degree of local control over federal lands.
An FBI agent involved in last year's Oregon standoff with occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was charged with lying about firing shots that killed one person, reports said Wednesday.
After rancher Ammon Bundy's forceful occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest federal "tyranny" in 2016, mainstream commentary dismissed Bundy and his supporters as crackpots.
Group leader Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan and five others were cleared on Thursday of conspiring to prevent federal workers from their jobs when they staged an armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which began on Jan 2, was sparked by the return to prison of two Oregon ranchers convicted of setting fires that spread to federal property in the vicinity of the refuge.
In early January the 187,000-acre Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon was occupied by a group of approximately 25 armed citizens who seized several buildings and removed a fence.
2, Ammon Bundy and several other armed activists had chosen the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as the site of a daring protest that riveted and infuriated many Americans.
The FBI described the arrested as "an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
After more than two week, the anti-government militants currently occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, have broken out the ram horns.
In a funny yet serious reaction to this self described militia, who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, tweeps are using hashtags #YallQaeda, #VanillaISIS and #YeeHawd comparing the cowboy hat-wearing gunmen to jihadist terror groups.
militiamen took over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday in the northwestern state of Oregon to protest the pending imprisonment of two ranchers accused of arson, local authorities said.