Region 6, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region


John and Louise Seier NWR Boyer Chute NWR Rainwater Basin WMD Crescent Lake/North Platte NWR's Fort Niobrara NWR Valentine NWR Nebraska map showing the location of National Wildlife Refuges and Wetland Management Districts Boyer Chute NWR
Crescent Lake NWR
        North Platte NWR

Ft. Niobrara NWR
        Valentine NWR

        John W. and Louise Seier NWR
Rainwater Basin WMD

Refuges and WMD Highway map

Photos of wildlife found in Nebraska National Wildlife Refuges and Wetland Management DistrictsNebraska has six National Wildlife Refuges and one Wetland Management District.

Boyer Chute NWR was established in 1995 to restore fish and wildlife habitat along the Missouri River and in the Missouri River floodplain to provide public recreation opportunities along the river corridor.

Crescent Lake NWR, located in the Nebraska panhandle, consists of 45,818 acres of rolling sandhills, the largest continuous dune area in America.  The grasslands range from the densely vegetated meadows to the sparsely covered "choppies" and support a wide variety of wildlife.

North Platte NWR has the second oldest bald eagle nest in modern times in Nebraska.  The pair has nested on the Refuge every year since 1993.

Although many kinds of wildlife inhabit Fort Niobrara NWR, the rolling sandhills and breaks along the Niobrara River Canyon are managed for upland species including buffalo and elk.

Valentine NWR lies in the heart of a vast area of undulating sand dunes which stretch across north-central Nebraska. The region, called the Sandhills, is the largest remaining tract of mid and tall grass prairie in North America.  Numerous lakes, productive marshes, and tall grasses on hills and meadows provide habitat for many kinds of wildlife.  During fall and spring migrations, sometimes as many as 150,000 ducks can be found on the Refuge, with peak numbers occurring in May and October.

Rainwater Basin WMD has been identified as a critical waterfowl habitat area during spring and fall migration.  Millions of geese and ducks stop in the Rainwater Basin each spring to rest and feed before heading for northern breeding grounds.

Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District
2610 Avenue Q  Box 1686
Kearney, NE 68848

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