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Valley City Wetland Management District - North Dakota
   

Wildlife and Habitat

The numerous wetlands and tracts of grassland within the District attract a variety of grassland and wetland nesting migratory birds, plus an abundance menagerie of other wildlife species. There are a few isolated spots in the District where breeding waterfowl densities reach 80 - 100 pairs per square mile.

Grassland management on Waterfowl Production Areas is done mostly through cooperative grazing agreements, haying agreements or prescribed burning. The focus of management operations is maintaining high quality keeping the grassland resources in good condition for ground nesting birds with emphasis on waterfowl.

Photo of shorebirds using a WPA on their spring migration - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Josh Wiest Photo of a Canada goose - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Josh Wiest Photo of a white-faced ibis - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Josh Wiest




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