Volunteers provide their skills and energy to habitat restoration efforts, clean-up projects, office work, and wildlife monitoring. We invite you to learn from first-hand experiences. By volunteering, you'll gain knowledge about the refuge, its purpose and prospects and become involved with a vision of wildlife, natural landscapes and quality of life for people in the local communities.
Volunteers at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge actively participate in a wide variety of visitor services and biological programs. Activities include prairie seed collection, wildflower gardening, wildlife surveys, interpretation and education, trail maintenance and litter pickup. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the refuge at 763-389-3323.
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Refuge wetlands provide habitat for up to 40 pairs of breeding sandhill cranes each year. The unison call of these tall, stately birds is a treat to hear in spring, and by mid-summer, an observant visitor may be treated to the sight of one or two rusty-colored ‘colts,’ following their parents and learning to forage on insects and other invertebrates.