The Refuge is offering variety of programs: field trips, classroom presentations, special events and materials for loan.
Fishing is permitted in 12 areas according to State fishing seasons and regulations.
There are nine Public Hunting Areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.
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
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
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
- April 06, 2016
Despite a bit of snow overnight, the spring birds continue to arrive. Coots, Swainson's hawk (light morph), great-blue heron, bluebirds and more songbird species have been seen this week.
- March 18, 2016
Currently the refuge and the surrounding area is hosting a large concentration of snow geese. It won't last long, but visitors are welcome on our auto tour route for this phenomenal viewing opportunity. Video Clip of Snow Goose Flight
Refuge staff recently visited the Westhope 4th grade class to talk about wildlife. The students were able to take a close look at a variety of animal furs, skulls and ducks.
The students had just completed artwork for the 2016 Junior Duck Stamp Contest and a report on the duck of their choice. They were excited to share some of the fun facts that they had learned while doing their research and it was great to see how much they already knew!More Information on Education Programs
The main Scenic Trail is open, but road conditions can change daily. Cell phone coverage is spotty at best in and around the Refuge. Please keep a watch on weather conditions and be prepared if you plan to visit. If you have any questions, please call our office at 701-768-2548.
Learn more about the trails at J. Clark Salyer NWR
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: Apr 18, 2016