Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Environmental Education

Located in the south central part of the state, Long Lake Refuge is a haven for wildlife and those who enjoy it. Bird watchers, anglers, photographers, hunters, and nature lovers all find refuge at Long Lake. Home to 289 species of birds and a variety of mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians, the Refuge is a mosaic of wildlife and the wild places they need.

Long Lake Refuge is one of over 550 national wildlife refuges across the country. These refuges are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency within the Department of the Interior. These lands were purchased for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of wildlife and their habitats. Long Lake also manages a Wetland Management District (WMD), a program that conserves wetlands and grasslands on private property in partnership with the landowner. Numerous Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) managed by Long Lake are open to the public for wildlife viewing activities, hunting, and other recreational activities.

From staff-led birding and wildflower hikes to pond studies for local elementary students, LongLake Refuge tries to raise awareness about the natural world all around us. School groups, day care centers, 4-H clubs, and numerous other clubs and organizations use our facilities to teach and inform their students and peers. Below are some of the resources available for use. If you would like to make a request of our staff regarding environmental education, please contact us.

Last updated: August 8, 2011