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Huron
Wetland Management District


An aerial view of the District shows large, shallow wetlands interspersed with native grasslands and agricultural land.
200 4th St. SW
Room 309 Federal Building
Huron, SD   57350
E-mail: huronwetlands@fws.gov
Phone Number: 605-352-5894
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/huron_wmd/
Huron Wetland Management District provides migration and breeding habitats for more than 300 wildlife species.
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  Overview
Huron Wetland Management District
The public lands of Huron Wetland Management District (WMD), called waterfowl production areas (WPAs), are a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. National wildlife refuges and WPAs are vitally important to wildlife and people. These lands are managed to provide habitat for endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife and to provide places for people to learn about and enjoy wildlife.

WPAs are open to many public activities year-round. Visitors to WPAs can expect to find a rich variety of plant and animal life.


Getting There . . .
The Huron WMD office is headquartered in Huron, South Dakota, which is located in the east-central portion of South Dakota. From I-90, follow Highway 37 north to Huron (approx. 50 miles). Highway 37 changes into Dakota Avenue once you are in the Huron city limits. Follow Dakota Avenue to Fourth Street SW and turn west. The District office is located in the Federal Building on the south side of the street. Please contact the District staff for directions to individual WPAs.


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Wildlife and Habitat

The preservation and management of prairie habitat is a crucial activity for the Huron WMD staff.

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History
Huron WMD was created on May 31, 1992. Huron WMD covers eight counties in east-central South Dakota.

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Hunting
Interpretation
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Management Activities
WPAs are managed for wildlife, particularly nesting ducks. Management involves manipulation of the land to create a diversity of habitats to meet the needs of many wildlife species. Prescribed burning, grazing, haying, new wetland construction, drained wetland restoration, native grass planting, and water control structure installation are just some of the techniques used in managing the District.