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Per the amended shutdown notice, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge has been authorized to operate the specified facilities and previously scheduled events during the shutdown. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Nature’s Nest Books and Gifts is open.

The RMANWR Wild News programs for January and February 2019 are attached here.

For more information, please follow the link to the FWS web site:


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018, was Colorado Gives Day! Thank you so very much to our many friends who gave on December 4th. You can still give to FFRWR on our website, or you can buy a FFRWR membership online and learn about other ways to give.

If you could do one thing to help the environment, what would it be?
Save the highly endangered black-footed ferret?
Bring back large herds of bison to the prairie?
Teach school children how to love the outdoors?

The Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges would love your support to help two national wildlife refuges that do ALL of the actions listed above. We need your support and membership! Please click here to buy a membership online or learn of other ways to give.

Gary BeasleyThank you for attending our 2018 Harvest Moon dinner. It was a lovely evening with great food and entertainment. Many thousands of dollars were raised to support the Refuges we love! Special congratulations to Gary Beasley who was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award and to Navarro Engineering that received the Corporation of the Year! Special thanks to all who attended, those who volunteered, and those who donated and bought silent auction items. FFRWR thanks you, as do the eagles, ferrets, bison and others at the RMANWR!

Have you bought your membership to the FFRWR for 2018? Please click here to support our work throughout 2018!


Big News!

Rocky-Mountain-Arsenal_54_990x660The Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Wildlife Refuge was voted the “Fourth (4th) Best Place to View Wildlife in the USA”!

Read more here

Enjoy & Support your Denver-metro Urban National Wildlife Refuges

The Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges (FFRWR) is a membership community that supports the two largest national wildlife refuges in the Denver metro area–the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuges.

Through member events, communications, advocacy and fundraising, we support the refuges in

  • Conserving and restoring native habitat and wildlife
  • Giving the public opportunities to experience wildlife and nature near a major metropolitan area
  • Providing environmental education in partnership with families and schools

We also support the refuges by:

  • Keeping our congressional leaders and other Friends Groups informed about the successes and concerns of our refuges
  • Soliciting expertise, ideas, funds, and materials from the community to help make our local refuges outstanding

Ultimately, our vision is to create two refuges in which native wildlife and habitat are maintained in a healthy ecosystem that is rich and diverse and that contributes to the education and recreational enjoyment of people from all walks of life.

The beautiful photos you see are above were taken by wildlife photographer Dave Showalter at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Roll over each image to see an expanded view of the site and the wildlife that calls the Refuge home.