The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
The district office is co-located with the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.
Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR
Established to provide a means to permanently preserve a portion of northern tallgrass prairie in western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Managing the habitat of the refuge is key to protecting the native plants and wildlife of Big Stone NWR.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2015