Friends of the High Plains Refuge Complex (FHPRC) was 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 and our name change now reflects all the National Wildlife Refuges on the High Plains.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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.
Being respectful and caring of the refuges and all who visit
Care about the refuge environment. Please dispose of waste in trash bins. Do not litter.
Keep vehicles on the main roads and do not drive across any other land.
No ATV's allowed.
Don’t discharge any firearms on the refuges.
Don’t 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 the hours of operation for all refuges.
To protect the plants do not pick flowers, leaves, or collect seeds.
Do not collect fossils or rocks.
Do not take or harm any of the wildlife. Please do not feed wildlife.
Please do not get into or play in any of the saline lakes or other water features.
Dogs are permitted but 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.