Bear River Refuge is a wetland oasis in a desert for wildlife. It lies in northern Utah, where the Bear River flows into the northeast arm of the Great Salt Lake. In the 1920s, due to the loss of marshes and huge bird die-offs from botulism, local individuals and organizations urged Congress to protect this valuable resource in Northern Utah, and in 1928, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was created. The purpose of the refuge is to serve as a “suitable refuge and feeding and breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl”.
Tidbit of Information: Although 3 main rivers enter the Great Salt Lake, there is no exit, other than evaporation.