A trip to Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge provides visitors the opportunity to disconnect from daily life and enjoy fresh air, sweeping vistas, and a diverse landscape. The Refuge is an oasis in the desert. Snow melt and springs feed many seasonal and year-round creeks, attracting hundreds of species of wildlife. A natural hot spring nestled against the eastern base of Warner Peak provides a soothing retreat for area visitors.
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More than 30 million pronghorn once roamed North America. By the turn of the 20th century, only a few small bands were left. Hart Mountain was one of the last strongholds of this fleet-footed species. Set aside as a home for pronghorn, the Refuge is renowned as a dramatic landscape rich in wildlife diversity. Learn more about Hart Mountain and the impressive pronghorn who call Hart Mountain home: YouTube_Providing a Home for the Fastest Land Mammal in North America
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge was established in 1936 to protect the American pronghorn which was in imminent danger of extinction. Together with Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge just a few miles south, the refuge today is important for the conservation of pronghorn, sage-grouse, American pika, California bighorn sheep, redband trout, and hundreds of other wildlife and plants which depend upon habitats found in the high desert of the Great Basin.
We rely on volunteers for several jobs around the Refuge. Whether you're interested in spending a few weeks enjoying the Refuge as a Resident Camp Host, or are interested in spending a day or two assisting with general maintenance or invasive plant species work, we usually have a job that needs doing! Email Becca Frager, our Complex Visitor Services Manager, to learn more: email@example.com.
Check out this recent Washington Post article on volunteering for Hart Mountain and other public lands here! A Guide to Volunteering in the Outdoors (by Kate Silver, May 5 2022)