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About the Complex
Long Lake Wetland Management District is an area famed for its wealth of waterfowl-producing potholes and native prairie grasslands. Headquarters is located at the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Long Lake is managed as part of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge 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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For the Birds
Migratory birds are some of nature’s most magnificent resources. They have a significant role in the health of the environment, economy, and culture in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more
The common name "whooping crane" probably originated from the loud, single-note vocalization given repeatedly by the birds when they are alarmed. Whooping cranes are a long-lived species; current estimates suggest a maximum longevity in the wild of at least 30 years. Whooping cranes currently exist in the wild at 3 locations and in captivity at 12 sites. The July 2010 total wild population was estimated at 383 today there is an estimated 500.
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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2014