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Lost Trail
National Wildlife Refuge


A large wetland blankets part of the valley floor.  A variety of plants thrive in the moist ground along the shores of the wetland.
6295 Pleasant Valley Road
Marion, MT   59925
E-mail: bisonrange@fws.gov
Phone Number: 406-644-2211
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/losttrail
Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge is located in Pleasant Valley. This valley was formed during the Pleistocene by glacial and sedimentation activity.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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The Refuge encompasses the 160-acre Dahl Lake, a partially drained, shallow wetland system. Upland areas are a mosaic of prairie grasslands dominated by a variety of native and non-native cool season grasses. Surrounding wooded slopes are composed of aspen, ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir.

The habitat diversity of the Refuge supports a variety of wildlife species. At least 14 species of migratory and breeding waterfowl use the wetland areas. Various species of marsh and shorebirds are present during the summer months, including sandhill cranes, bitterns, and black terns. Both golden and bald eagles nest on the Refuge. Gray wolves and Canada lynx are occasionally seen on the Refuge. Spaulding's catchfly, a threatened plant, has been found on the Refuge.

 
 
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