USFWS offers one-time payments to private landowners for wetlands and grasslands on their properties. Find out how you can receive an offer.
More about Easements
It's Hunting Season!
Do you know what can and can't be done on WPAs? Follow the link for information on hunting and other activity regulations.
View the regulations
Special Use Permits
Various activities are allowed on WPAs through Special Use Permits.
How Does That Work?
Why do ducks need those little wetlands anyway? Find out in this cartoon.Paddy O'Mallard Cartoon
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
Did You Know...
A hen will lead her ducklings up to a half mile or more over land after hatching to find a wetland suitable for living and feeding in.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Blue-winged Teal: Copyright Cole Morris
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014