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    For Educators

    The Refuge is offering variety of programs: field trips, classroom presentations, special events and materials for loan.

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  • Dam 1, also known as Rock Dam, is one of the public fishing areas at the J. Clark Salyer NWR.


    Fishing is permitted in 12 areas according to State fishing seasons and regulations.

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    There are nine Public Hunting Areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

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Recent Events

2015 Christmas Bird Count

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The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24 hour period on one calendar day to count birds. Volunteers and staff participated in the 116th CBC on December 17th, 2015. For more information and to sign up to participate in the 2016 CBC please contact our office.

2015 CBC Results (PDF)

About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR 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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Items of Interest

  • Road Conditions at J. Clark Salyer

    Winter RoadJanuary 07, 2016

    The main Scenic Trail is open, but road conditions can change daily. Trails and side roads are generally not plowed during the winter. Cell phone coverage is spotty at best in and around the Refuge. Please keep a watch on winter weather conditions and be prepared if you plan to visit this season. If you have any questions, please call our office at 701-768-2548.

    Learn more about the trails at J. Clark Salyer NWR
  • Ice Fishing

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    All Refuge waters are open to ice fishing between December 15 and the end of the State fishing season. Remember that vehicles are only allowed on designated trails. Be sure to read and follow all fishing regulations and pay attention to the constantly changing ice conditions. Contact our office if you have any questions.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016
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