National Wildlife Refuges in Wyoming

The Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established specifically to save the endangered Wyoming toad (which occurs nowhere else on Earth), and is closed to the public. A section of Hutton Lake NWR was modified to provide a second home for the Wyoming toad, just in case something went wrong at Mortenson Lake. The National Elk Refuge supports one of the largest elk herds in North America. The other NWR's in Wyoming provide necessary protected resting and nesting areas for migratory birds, most of which are just passing through headed north or south with the seasons.

Map showing locations of the National Wildlife Refuges in Wyoming

Photos courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain