The Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area.
Fishing is permitted in 14 areas according to State fishing seasons and regulations.
Explore nature at J. Clark Salyer NWR. Visitors can choose from two auto tours, two hiking trails, and two canoe trails.
There are nine Public Hunting Areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.
To monitor waterfowl populations, Refuge staff conduct duck banding prior to the fall waterfowl hunting season.
Biologist Todd Grant recently taught USFWS employees about vegetation identification and sampling methods. Employees will use this knowledge to complete vegetation surveys at their stations this summer.
About the Complex
The J. Clark Salyer NWR, J. Clark Salyer WMD, and the Upper Souris NWR make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
J. Clark Salyer is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Items of Interest
Due to high water, the Scenic Trail is closed from the Upham-Willow City road to Stevens Ranch. You can access the southern portion of the trail from Highway 14. Please call our office at 701-768-2548 if you have any questions or if you would like more specific directions for driving the portion of the trail that is open.
The Grassland Trail is currently closed due to flooded roads.Learn more about the trails at J. Clark Salyer NWR
Two local school groups recently visited J. Clark Salyer NWR to have a tour and learn about wildlife. They identified waterfowl along the Scenic Trail and enjoyed exploring the outdoors.
The Annual Christmas Bird Count was held December 18th at the J. Clark Salyer NWR. We had a total of 31 species this year.2013 Christmas Bird Count Results (PDF)
North Dakota has nine different owl species, although only four of them commonly nest here.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014