Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

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  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Partners For Wildlife Program

    The program has been developing and maintaining positive working relationships with landowners to benefit fish and wildlife resources.

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    Chase Lake Prairie Project

    The Chase Lake Prairie Project enhances wildlife on public and private land, provides landowner incentives, and increased public awareness.

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Chase Lake WMD Information

Cooperative Agricultural Opportunities


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District office is seeking interested individuals to assist and partner with our office in conducting habitat management activities through establishing Cooperative Agricultural Agreements on Service lands within Stutsman and Wells Counties. Cooperative Agricultural Agreements (CAAs) are management specific agreements between the Service and an individual to conduct prescribed grazing, haying, and/or farming activities on specific Waterfowl Production Area and National Wildlife Refuge lands. CAAs are anywhere from one month up to five years in length. Interested individuals of the general public are encouraged to apply. CAAs will be offered through an open and competitive process based on a monetary bid system, weighted objective criteria, or a lottery process. To apply, interested individuals will need to complete the following 'Commercial Activities Special Use Permit Application' along with a 'Cooperative Agricultural Use Application'. The 'Cooperative Agricultural Use Application' is available at the Chase Lake Wetland Management District office. For information on CAA opportunities, application periods, or to obtain a 'Cooperative Agricultural Use Application', please contact Wildlife Refuge Specialist, Jennifer Jewett at: 701.752.4218x2 or email at: By working in partnership with others, we are able to work together to improve and restore this area's habitat and wildlife.

Federal Duck Stamps


Federal Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Conservation Easements

Opportunities for Private Landowners

Conservation easements allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to partner with willing landowners to permanently protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.

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About the Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Chase Lake Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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