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Chase Lake Wetland Management District - Woodworth, North Dakota

Fact Sheet

  • Established in 1993

  • Responsible for managing and protecting U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service interests in Stutsman and Wells Counties.

  • Interests include 136 Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) totaling 43,344 acres.

    • Over 13,000 acres of native prairie and seed native grasses
    • 11,581 acres of temporary, seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands

  • Over 95,000 wetland and grassland acres are protected in the District by easements.

  • Halfway Lake Easement National Wildlife Refuge covering 160 acres.

  • Medicine Lake WPA, the nations smallest WPA, is only .97 acres

  • Chase Lake WPA (3,013 acres) and Woodworth Station WPA (2,647 acres) are the two largest WPAs in the District.
Photo of prairie pothole landscape - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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