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About the Refuge

Clay-colored Sparrow

Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 to preserve a large, natural wetland complex. It features a unique sand plain wetland/upland complex with a rich mosaic of healthy sedge meadow, shallow lake, oak savanna, prairie, shrubland and forest habitats. It encompasses a large wetland system at the confluence of four tributaries that feed high quality water to Rice and Skunk Lakes and the Platte River. The Rice-Skunk Lakes complex features one of the largest unaltered sedge meadow wetlands in Minnesota. This complex provides critical habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, sandhill cranes and many other species of birds. 

 

 

Contact the Refuge


Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
19502 Iris Road
Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 632-1575
cranemeadows@fws.gov


Public Comment Invited on the Revised Hunt Plan for Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. 

 

Download Proposed Game Species Hunt Plan

Download Compatibility Determination 

Download Final Environmental Assessment 

 

 

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014
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