Latest word is that the Harney County Birding Festival in early April went on with record attendance. Nearly all the tours were full and they had to add a few extras for the more popular ones.
While the main north-south road through the refuge is open, the Visitor Center and the road to it remain closed.
I haven't been keeping up with the court cases. I did note that Bundys (father and sons) have been sent to Nevada to face trial for their shenanigans a few years ago.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey