Madison Wetland Management District sits at the western edge of the tallgrass
prairie, the most threatened ecosystem in North America.
Prairie Pothole Region
Madison WMD preserves timeless landscapes in the face of change here in the prairie pothole region.
Birds of the Madison WMD
Spring and fall migrations bring thousands of ducks and geese through this area. As many as 329 bird species can be found here.
Madison WMD Bird List
What is a District
The Madison Wetland Management District is a unit of the Refuge System that manages small tracts of fee-owned Federal lands called waterfowl production areas, administers easement programs to preserve privately owned wetlands and grasslands, and conserve other tracts of lands ceded to the Service through different authorities, such as former Farmers Home Administration lands.
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
Items of Interest
The Madison Wetland Management District office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM except for Federal Holidays. Waterfowl Production Areas are open sunrise to sunset.Contact Us
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.
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Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are parcels of land purchased with funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps. These lands are managed to provide high quality migratory bird habitat and are open to the public for hunting and other wildlife-dependent activities.
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Last Updated: Jun 05, 2014