About the Complex

The Devils Lake Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Devils Lake Wetland Management Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.  Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.  Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.

Other refuges in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex include:  Lake Alice, Kellys Slough, White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, Lake Ardoch, Lambs Lake, Rock Lake, Rose Lake, Silver Lake, Stump Lake, and Wood Lake. 

The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at 221 2nd Street NW, Suite #2, Devils Lake, ND 58301 and can be reached by phone at (701) 662 8611 or devilslake@fws.gov.