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The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Visitation at the refuge has steadily increased to 1.5 million annually. Interested citizens formed this local independent association to provide additional services to the refuge and this ever growing number of visitors. Association members take pride in their outstanding public resources and believe all citizens should share in the responsibilities of caring for their lands.

Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?

Friends of the Wichitas LogoThe Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.

Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

What Does the Association Do?

  • Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
  • Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
  • Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.

Latest News

July 10, 2014
Under Cover of Darkness Tours begin this weekend.  A chance to use all of...
June 2, 2014
      The Friends members only tour will be Saturday June 7th at...
May 28, 2014
  Friday night May 30th and and Saturday night May 31st the Wichita Mountains...
April 29, 2014
    May is the month of Wildflower Tours! The members only tour is...

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