North Dakota National Wildlife Refuges


Birdwatchers at Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Birdwatchers at Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuges in North Dakota: As you look down this list, you'll see that a lot of them are "easement refuges," meaning the land is still privately owned but the owner has either given up some right or been allowed some benefit ("conservation easement") in order to allow the US Fish & Wildlife Service to manage the property as part of a National Wildlife Refuge. Quite often this benefit is in the form of tax credits (which are a legal financial instrument that can be sold on the open market).

National Wildlife Refuges in North Dakota

 
Prairie grouse at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
Prairie grouse at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
 
Upper photo courtesy of Al Sapa, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Lower left photo courtesy of Marlene Welstad, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Lower photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service