Kulm Wetland Management District lies in the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States. The landscape of the area was molded by glacial action, leaving a wealth of wetlands. Vegetation which developed on the glacially scoured area and glacial end moraine hills represents a transition between tall grass and short grass prairie. Bison, waterfowl and early native people thrived. The James River, running through the eastern part of the District, forms a major migration corridor for numerous species of migratory birds.
Although highly altered following the influx of European immigrants, the area retains many of its wetlands and numerous acres of native grass. The bison are gone and the native people have been displaced, but the wide variety of migratory birds remains, using the area for breeding grounds, nest sites and migration rest stops. Preservation and management of the migratory bird resource is the primary duty of the District.
The Waterfowl Production Areas of Kulm Wetland Management District are a proud part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. In 2003, the National Wildlife Refuge System reached its 100th birthday.
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