From 2006-2011 1.3 million acres of grasslands were plowed up in the midwest.
Native prairie changes color with the seasons - pink, purple, gold and red fill the grasslands with color. Who needs trees?!
Fall is for Hunting
Hunting seasons are open for many species. Be aware, be safe, be legal.
Things to Do
Waterfowl Producition Areas are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education, and interpretation. Enjoy the great outdoors at a WPA near you!
About the Complex
Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area
Waubay WMD is managed as part of the Waubay 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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Cold weather is hard for us but can be even harder for wildlife if they can't find the basics of good habitat: food, water, and shelter. Consider helping out by putting up a bird feeder. Then join in the fun of the Great Backyard Bird Count.GBBC
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has listed the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as an endangered species. These enigmatic butterflies require high quality native prairie - a habitat that is disappearing and underappreciated.Learn more
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge
44401 134A St
Waubay SD 57273
(605) 947-4521Waubay NWR
Sentinels of wetlands
Leopard frogs depend on clean and plentiful wetlands for survival. As part of an intricate prairie food chain, losing frogs to pesticides, excess fertilizers, wetland drainage, and climate change might put many other species in peril.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015