National Wildlife Refuge
|221 2nd Street West
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone Number: 701-662-8611
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|More than 200 species of grassland- and wetland-dependent birds use the mosaic of habitats in and around the refuge.|
Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Ramsey and Towner Counties near the former town of Church's Ferry, North Dakota. These watersheds cover 1,000 square miles of land and provide ample water to Lake Alice NWR. All of these watercourses are considered intermittent, but they are prone to flooding in spring and during heavy rainstorms.
Getting There . . .
Lake Alice NWR is administered from the Devils Lake Wetland Management District Office located in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and is located about 15 miles northwest of Devils Lake. From the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and North Dakota Highway 20 in Devils Lake, go 17 miles north to Ramsey County Road 10. On Ramsey County Road 10, go 7 miles west, 1 mile north, and 2 miles west to reach the north side of the Refuge. To reach the south side of the Refuge, from the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and North Dakota Highway 20 in Devils Lake, go 12 miles northwest to the town of Penn. Go north 7 miles on the township road.
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The mission of the Refuge is to create, enhance, and manage the wetlands and associated grassland habitats to support diverse and abundant wildlife populations, especially waterfowl. The mission also includes providing compatible wildlife-dependent public uses.
Flooding associated with Devils Lake continues to threaten the Refuge's infrastructure, wetland developments, wetland productivity, and over-water nesting bird breeding habitat. The Refuge headquarters has been relocated to the north end of the Refuge.
In addition to flooding, noxious weeds and exotic grass invasion threaten grassland habitats at Lake Alice NWR. Management tools used at Lake Alice NWR include haying, mowing, grazing, prescribed fire, and rest. Noxious weeds are controlled using biological, chemical, and mechanical methods. Other activities conducted at Lake Alice NWR include wildlife censuses; research; wetland restoration and management; predator control; watershed management; coordination with local, State, and Federal agencies; partnerships with private groups; and land acquisition.