Division of Realty
Mountain-Prairie Region

Realty Field Offices

Field Stations for the Division of Realty are located in several of the northern states of Region 6. These offices are associated with the land acquisition program that is primarily dependent on funding from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. The program involves the acquisition of small natural wetlands with associated uplands located mainly in the area known as the Prairie Pothole Region of the upper Midwest. These lands, known as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are acquired under the authority of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act. Many people refer to these funds as "Duck Stamp money". The WPAs that are purchased in fee and managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service are generally open to the public for sport hunting, fishing and other recreational activities under regulations of the individual states where they are located. Many areas are also purchased through wetland conservation easement agreements with private landowners. These areas are not open to the public, but provide a valuable waterfowl habitat base for breeding, nesting and rearing of young.

Montana Wetland Acquisition Offices

Benton Lake NWR
922 Bootlegger Trail
Great Falls, MT  59404-6133

Gary Sullivan Supervisory Realty Specialist
Randy Gazda Realty Specialist

Charles M. Russell NWR
333 Airport Rd, PO Box 110
Lewistown, MT  59457

Danielle Kepford Senior Realty Specialist

North Dakota Field Office

Bismarck Wetland Acquisition Office
3425 Miriam Ave
Bismarck, ND  58501

Tammy Fairbanks  Supervisory Realty Specialist
Chuck Bosch  Senior Realty Specialist
Doug Mosser Realty Specialist
Jerry Bahn Realty Specialist
Nanette Heinert Legal Instruments Examiner


Minot Wetland Acquisition Office
2001 6th Street SE , Ste 5
Minot, ND  58701

Nancy Smette Senior Realty Specialist
Mike Grabow Realty Specialist

South Dakota Field Offices

Sand Lake Wetland Acquisition Office
39650 Sand Lake Dr
Columbia, SD  57433
605-885-6357 phone
605-885-6360 fax         

Bob Severson  Senior Realty Specialist
Bill Kurtenbach Senior Realty Specialist
Amy Weismantel Senior Realty Specialist
Carmen Carda Legal Instruments Examiner
Graham Russell Land Surveyor

Huron Wetland Acquisition Office
200 4th Street SW
Huron SD  57350

Jim Gropper  Senior Realty Specialist
Bill Mulvaney    Senior Realty Specialist
Noel Matson   Realty Specialist
Cindy Lohan  Realty Specialist
Last updated: April 16, 2010