The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is located in northeast Washington, 13 miles southeast of Colville in Stevens County. Located on the west slope of the Selkirk Mountain Range, it is the only mountainous, mixed-conifer forest refuge in the lower 48 states. It was established in 1939 to provide a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Our 41,568 acres ranging in elevation from 1800 feet on the western lowlands to 5600 feet on the eastern boundary at Olson Peak. Our primary mission is to provide for the conservation, management, and restoration of fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.