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.
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
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. Good luck! Learn more
We attempt to keep the scenic trail open during the winter months but there may be periods of temporary closure due to snow depth and poor weather conditions. Please call the J. Clark Salyer NWR Office to check current conditions.Learn more
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: Dec 23, 2013