Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Closed Due to Federal Shutdown

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. Due to this event, the Little Pend Oreille and Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex offices and refuges will be closed to the public.For programs experiencing a lapse in appropriated funding, only limited functions would continue, such as those necessary to respond to emergencies and to protect human life or property. While a lapse in appropriations remains in effect, public access to Service properties will be prohibited and fish and wildlife management activities and public programs will be cancelled. All Refuge programs, fishing, hunting, and general public access will not occur during the shutdown.Additional information is available at and, as well as at, which will contain information about the government’s operating status on Tuesday, October 1, and the days following.