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  • The McLean National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and is a small Easement Refuge managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The...
  • Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) lies in the heart of the Missouri Coteau region, an ancient glacial moraine area. Topography ranges from rolling to steep hills and is covered by mixed-grass pr...
  • Our headquarters are located in South Central North Dakota near the community of Moffit. Long Lake is an alkaline lake that is up to 2 miles wide and 16 miles long. The Refuge contains 22,300 acres, 1...
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition is more than the story of two men. It is the story of many: individuals and groups, military men and scientists, a president and a slave, women and men, French-speaking ...
  • Lake Zahl NWR was established in 1939 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The Refuge encompasses a total of 3,739 acres. ...
  • The Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and is a small Easement Refuge managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
  • Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge is located in west-central North Dakota 1 mile west of Dunn Center along State Highway 200. The Refuge is currently a staffed satellite station of the Audubon Nationa...
  • Originally established in 1935 as a sanctuary for migratory birds, the 11,500-acre Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge serves as a major waterfowl concentration point during spring and fall migrations...
  • Killdeer Mountains: Called TAH-KAH-O-KUTY, 'the place where we kill deer' by native Indians, rise above the plains north of the city. see the majestic Oak and Birch trees. Much wildlife including wild...
  • Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to develop and manage a system of wetlands and grasslands that is unique to the Red River valley. ...
  • J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located along the Souris River in north-central North Dakota. This 58,700-acre Refuge extends south from the Canadian border for approximately 45 mile...
  • Fort Ransom State Park is located 34 miles south of Valley City, 20 miles - northwest of Lisbon, and 2 miles north of the town of Fort Ransom, along the Walter Hjelle Parkway....
  • The 1,888-acre Florence Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) has almost 1,000 acres of virgin native mixed-grass prairie and a 132-acre lake. This high quality prairie habitat attracts grassland birds ...
  • Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in ...
  • Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, lying 15 miles northwest of Medina in North Dakotas famous prairie pothole country, was established as one of the country's first wildlife refuges in 1908....
  • Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge (North Dakota) is a National Wildlife Refuge in Pierce County, North Dakota. It is managed under J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge....
  • Audubon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in west-central North Dakota and is part of a landscape marked by numerous wetlands or 'potholes' that remained after glaciers melted more than 10,000...
  • Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is an important link in a chain of refuges extending from the prai...
  • The White Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and is an Easement Refuge managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ...
  • The 1930's brought drought to the Great Plains and disaster to waterfowl. Populations of ducks plummeted to all-time lows and conservationists began to act. A flamboyant political cartoonist from Iowa...
  • Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge. The Wild Rice River flows through the Refuge and then into Lake Tewaukon. Established in 1945, the 8,363-acre (33.84 km2) Refuge is located in the Prairie Pothole Re...
  • Sullys Hill is located on the south shore of Devils Lake in Benson County. The preserve consists of 1,674 acres ranging from prairie to forested hills and is home to a wide assortment of wildlife incl...
  • Stump Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Nelson County, North Dakota. It is managed under Devils Lake Wetland Management District....
  • The Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and is an Easement Refuge managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Th...
  • Slade National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in south-central North Dakota within the Prairie Pothole Region of the glaciated plains. In an area famed for its wealth of waterfowl producing potholes...
  • The Sibley Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and consists of 1,077 acres (4.35 km²). Sibley Lake is a privately owned easement refuge, managed with by the U.S...
  • The Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The lake is mainly privately owned and is managed from Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge....