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Saving Prairie

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.

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About the Complex

Waubay 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

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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

  • Reaching our goals

    As of 2012, just over 62,000 acres have been protected by easement in the target area.

  • Duck stamps protect critical habitat

    2012 Fed duck stamp

    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.

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  • 2013 Jr. Duck Stamp Program

    2013 Jr. Duck Stamp winnerMay 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
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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2013
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