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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Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge is the smallest refuge in the NWR system and hosts one of only five common tern breeding colonies in Minnesota.
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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015