Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management issues in the most protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, water, wildlife and special places must be a collaborative effort between the Refuge System, private landowners and organizations, and other government agencies if conservation efforts are to succeed.
Partners with Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Include:Partners for Fish and WildlifeDucks Unlimited North Dakota
North Dakota Natural Resources TrustNorth Dakota Game and Fish Department
Delta Waterfowl FoundationThe Nature Conservancy
Bureau of ReclamationEcological Services
Emmons County Weed BoardKidder County Weed Board
Burleigh County Weed BoardDepartment of North Dakota Trust Lands
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The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck. Like other plovers, it runs in short starts and stops. When still, the piping plover blends into the pale background of open, sandy habitat on outer beaches where it feeds and nests. The bird's name derives from its call notes, plaintive bell-like whistles which are often heard before the birds are seen.