About the Refuge

Agassiz NWR

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Minnesota. Packs of wolves, moose, waterfowl, and 300 species of birds make this refuge a wildlife wonderland.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Mud Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge by Executive Order 7583 on March 23, 1937. Its primary purpose was to be “a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.” The Refuge was renamed “Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge” in 1961, but its fundamental purpose remained unchanged. Refuge staff continue to focus habitat management efforts on waterfowl (ducks and geese) and other migratory birds, as well as resident wildlife (e.g., sharp-tailed grouse, moose, deer, wolves).

For additional information:

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge 
22996 290th Street NE
Middle River, Minnesota 56737-9653
Phone: 218-449-4115


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