Volunteers share their skills and energy through school programs, maintenance of public facilities, trail construction, office work and wildlife monitoring. Time commitments vary and can be flexible depending upon the project to be completed. We invite you to learn about the refuge from first hand experiences. By volunteering you'll be engaged in a vision of wildlife, natural landscapes and quality of life for people in Minnesota. Contact the refuge office at 218-847-4431 for volunteer opportunities.
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See the spectacular annual mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken in an activity known as “booming”. This primitive ceremony pits bird against bird as male chickens stake out territory to attract hens for mating. The most dominate and aggressive males will hold the center of the “booming ground”, which is called a lek.