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. 

Partners and Major Contributors


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conserves healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea, through creative and respectful partnerships, sustainable solutions, and better education.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

At the North Dakota Game and Fish Department we pride ourselves in maintaining some of the most varied hunting and fishing in the nation.

Delta Waterfowl

Delta will provide knowledge, future leaders, solutions and its passion for waterfowl to scientists, resource managers, waterfowlers, conservationists and the public to enhance waterfowl populations while securing the future of waterfowling. 

North Dakota Dept of Agriculture

Agriculture is North Dakota's number-one industry. It's why we've adopted the mission of being the trusted provider of the highest quality food in the world.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 provides matching grants to private or public organizations or to individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The Nature Conservancy

Our Mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Falkirk Mining Company

The Falkirk Mining Company, a subsidiary of The North American Coal Corporation, is engaged in the mining of coal used by electric utilities for power generation.

•North Dakota Action Group

North Dakota Natural Resource Trust

•Private Landowners