Friends of the High Plains Refuge Complex (FHPRC) officially started as a nonprofit on July 1, 2013 as Friends of Muleshoe and Grulla National Wildlife Refuges. We incorporated Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in November 2015. Our name change now reflects all the National Wildlife Refuges on the High Plains.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Mission and Purpose
Our purpose for the Friends of the High Plains Refuge Complex (FHPRC) is education and advocacy by supporting these refuges and their missions in wildlife conservation.
Do's and Dont's (Cuz they have to be stated)
Be respectful and caring of the refuges
Care about the refuge environment. Dispose of waste in trash bins and do not litter.
Keep vehicles on the main roads.
Do not discharge any firearms on the refuges.
Do not vandalize any signage or buildings.
Obey all warning signs. If a sign says Closed Area – DO NOT ENTER.
Visitors are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes. The refuges are home to spiders, insects, wild animals, and snakes. Use caution while hiking on the refuges.
Obey refuges hours of operation.
Protect the plants! Do not pick flowers or collect seeds.
Do not collect fossils or rocks.
Do not take or harm any of the wildlife. Do not feed wildlife.
Please do not get into or play in any of the saline lakes or other water features.
Dogs are permitted. They must remain on leashes at all times. Dogs are not permitted to swim in the saline lakes or any water features. Owners must remove solid pet waste.
Flying drones are prohibited on all the refuges.
Balloons are prohibited and releasing of balloons is prohibited on the refuges.
Amplified music and noise-making devices are prohibited.