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Prairies Conservation Campaign

A coalition of conservation organizations has launched a coordinated, partner-driven “Prairies Conservation Campaign” to bring public attention to the dramatic conversion of grasslands and wetlands to cropland in one of America’s last intact grassland ecosystems – the prairie pothole region.

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About the Complex

Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex

The district is managed out of the headquarters office in Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Lake Alice is managed as part of the Devils Lake Wetland Management District 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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Refuge Updates

  • Lake Alice Fishing Information

    Sport fishing is not currently permitted on the refuge; however, the Fish and Wildlife Service is working to open the refuge to recreational ice fishing. The refuge will not be open in 2014-2015, but may be open in 2015-2016. Check this site for future updates.

    Lake Alice Refuge Boundary Closed to Fishing
  • Lake Alice Boundary Information

    The west and south refuge boundaries have been marked with buoys every quarter mile to identify the refuge boundary to those who may be fishing in the neighboring Lake Irvine. In addition to the buoys there are free mobile apps and GPS downloads available through the North Dakota Game and Fish website that will help identify the refuge boundaries while out on the water. Click the link below to navigate to the downloadable maps.
  • Junior Duck Stamp Program

    A dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
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