Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage
conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring
innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most
environmentally protective manner.
Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our
public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts
between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations
if conservation efforts are to succeed.
already in place at Arrowwood NWR are with the Bureau of Reclamation and
mitigation features in place on the refuge, primarily the bypass channels and
water control structures that allow for more efficient and effective water
management for wildlife benefits. The
refuge also partners with Stutsman County Weed Board to combat invasive species
on and around refuge lands. A prominent
partner in wildlife and wildlands research is the USGS Northern Prairie
Wildlife Research Center with many past and active research projects ongoing on
We also work
closely on various projects with North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Ducks
Unlimited, Stutsman County Wildlife Club, North Dakota State University
Extension Service, University of North Dakota, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, United
Sportsman –Jamestown Chapter and local schools.
The non-profit Birding Drives Dakota/Friends of Arrowwood Refuge supports the refuge and its management through education and partnering in the planning and holding of special events at the Refuge. The Friends of Arrowwood support through active volunteering. They host the popular Annual Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival, and complete other projects that enhance the visitor experience at the refuge. Information on the Friends, how you can help, or how to join is available at their website: http://www.birdingdrives.com/FriendsOfArrowwoodNWR.html
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Sharp-tailed grouse congregate on their leks every year for courtship and breeding rituals.