The Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area.
Fishing is permitted in 12 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.
Members of the Towner Happy Neighbors 4-H Club distributed new bluebird boxes along the Scenic Trail. They plan to maintain and monitor the boxes as part of an ongoing group project. Take a drive down the Scenic Trail and check them out!Learn More
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.
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Items of Interest
The Scenic Trail is open. If you have any questions, please call our office at 701-768-2548.
The Grassland Trail is currently closed due to flooded roads.Learn more about the trails at J. Clark Salyer NWR
Did you notice a large increase in the number of raptors in our area lately? Most of the migrating hawks and falcons have moved on, but eagle numbers should soon rise as opportunities to feed on injured waterfowl and roadkill increase.Learn more about raptors.
The fall is a great time to take a drive through our Scenic Trail. The landscape is cloaked in beautiful colors and the marshes are alive with a variety of migrating waterfowl.
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: Oct 16, 2014