From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. There are now more than 200 Friends groups, with about 10 new organizations created each year.
The newly formed Friends of the Souris Loop Refuges will have their monthly meeting on November 1 followed by an Open House Reception. Please join us at 7pm at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot to find out how you can be involved and support "Your National Wildlife Refuges".More Information
About the Complex
The J. Clark Salyer NWR, J. Clark Salyer WMD, and the Upper Souris NWR make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
J. Clark Salyer is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
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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.
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Out and About on the Refuge
The devastating flood of 2011 damaged many trees along the Souris River corridor. Many of the trees were inundated by water for several months and died during that time. Since then, some of these trees have fallen over, have had limbs break off and many more are rotting in place. When hunting in these areas, please be aware of your surroundings and treestand placement. Try to avoid dead trees, as they may be weaker than they appear. Be careful when climbing trees, as some branches could be rotten and may not offer enough support if you would step on them or grab them. Also be aware on windy days as the wind could blow down these dead trees.
Have you ever been curious about what exactly is a National Wildlife Refuge? Check out this awesome photo tour to find out!
A Beginner’s Guide to the National Wildlife Refuge System
The Bridge at Steven's Ranch is being replaced, that portion of the Scenic Trail Auto tour route will be closed from July 27-October 15, 2016. If you have any questions, please call our office at 701-768-2548.
25 species of ducks use the Refuge habitat, including 4 species that are rare visitors and 16 species that breed here.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016