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Lostwood
National Wildlife Refuge


Grasses and prairie wildflowers blanket the rolling hills at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge.  The grasses come in many hues, from dark green to golden brown.
8315 Hwy 8
Kenmare, ND   58746
E-mail: Lostwood@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-848-2722
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/lostwood/
Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge is an ocean of grasslands with wetlands scattered throughout the landscape.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Wildflowers tint the sea of green with a rainbow of colors from spring through fall. Native plant species in the mixed-grass community include western snowberry, needle grasses, wheat grasses, blue grama, and plains muhly. Still, grassland communities are very dynamic; they fluctuate in response to climate, soils, and a variety of disturbances.

Though the 2,000 potholes scattered throughout the Refuge are not good fish habitat, they provide excellent nesting and brood-rearing habitat for waterfowl and other water birds. This region is known as the "duck factory" of world. Nowhere else are habitat conditions so conducive for waterfowl production.

 
 
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