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Items of Note

Road Conditions at J. Clark Salyer

Flooded RoadMay 09, 2017

The Grassland Trail and the Scenic Auto Tour Route are open now. However, there is still significant water flowing over the concrete portions of the road between Johnson Bridge and the Sandhills.

About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR 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

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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Refuge Happenings

  • Education Programs

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    Spring has sprung and now is the time to book your spring field trip! Programs are available both at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge. Most activities can be tailored to fit content standards and learning objectives. Contact the Refuge Ranger at 701-768-2548 ext. 125 for more information.

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  • State Experts Remind People to Leave Wildlife Babies Alone

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    Often when people find young animals, particularly in spring and early summer, it may appear they have been abandoned or orphaned because an adult animal is not seen in the immediate area. However, the adult is usually somewhere close by. Since young animals are not old enough to escape danger by running or flying, staying motionless is their best defense. The adult has left the area so not to draw attention to its young and will return after you leave. By handling or taking an animal in you reduce that animal’s chance for survival. In addition, possession of a live wild animal is also illegal. So, if you come across young animals while enjoying North Dakota, leave them where you find them.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 15, 2017
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