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Slade
National Wildlife Refuge


A billowing cloud of white smoke rises from the grasslands at Slade National Wildlife Refuge as part of a prescribed burn.
12000 353 St. SE
Moffit, ND   58560
E-mail: longlake@fws.gov
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Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/longlake/slade.HTM
Prescribed burning is used at Slade National Wildlife Refuge to preserve the diversity of grassland habitat.
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  History
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During the drought years in the 1930s, Mr. Slade spent considerable time and money maintaining a resting and feeding area for waterfowl. A large well was dug between two lakes on the property, which could pump up to 16,000 gallons of water per hour.

In 1941, Mr. Slade donated the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The national wildlife refuge was established and named Slade NWR in honor of its previous owner.

 
 
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