Interested in protecting tallgrass prairie? The Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area was established specifically to protect tallgrass prairie in eastern North and South Dakota. Protection will be mainly in the form of perpetual easements, with a minimum size of 40 acres and 160 acres or larger preferred. For more information call Waubay NWR at (605) 947-4521.About the District
About the Complex
Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area
Dakota Tallgrass Prairie is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.
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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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New and Noteworthy
As of 2012, just over 62,000 acres have been protected by easement in the target area.
Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Understandably, the Federal Duck Stamp has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated and is a highly effective way to conserve America’s natural resources.Learn More
- May 05, 2013
A 6 year old, Madison Grimm, from Burbank, SD has been declared the winner of the Jr. Duck Stamp contest for 2013 for her painting of a canvasback. The Junior Duck Stamp program is an educational and art related program based on the National Duck Stamp program. See our Just for Kids page or the link below for more information.
The winning conservation message was "Nature is our history, conservation is our future." by Samuel Lambert of Paducah, KY.Jr. Duck stamp program
A Disappearing Landscape
Yet the more we love this place as it is, the more we feel the pain of what it so recently was. The wild prairie ecosystem is gone. And this tragedy is compounded by the realization that we don’t even know exactly what it is that we have lost. Candace Savage, Prairie: A Natural History
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2013