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Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Zahl NWR

Ducklings following their mother across the water.

The Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge is a 3,219 acre refuge located within the Crosby WMD.

About the Complex

Lostwood WMD Complex

The Lostwood WMD Complex, located in northwest North Dakota, encompasses five ND counties. It is comprised of 4 National Wildlife Refuges and two WMD's.

Crosby WMD is managed as part of the Lostwood WMD Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Energy Development

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There is currently a vast exploration of oil and natural gas development ongoing throughout the district.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015
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