The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

The Chase Lake office is currently partnering with U.S. Geological Survey and Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center on several research projects including ongoing work at the refuge, a tile study, and a wetland vegetation study. We are also working on a waterfowl research project with Southern Illinois University and a ground water modeling project with the Fish & Wildlife Service Water Resources group and the North Dakota State Water Commission for Chase Lake.

The non-profit Chase Lake Foundation supports the refuge and its management through education and partnering in the planning and holding of special events at the refuge. The Chase Lake Foundation supports through active volunteering. They host popular birding programs, and complete other projects that enhance the visitor experience at the refuge. Information on the Chase Lake Foundation, how you can help, or how to join is available at their website: