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Winter Education Programs

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The Souris River Basin NWR Complex is looking to expand our Environmental Education offerings this winter to homeschools. We have great hands on winter activities that range from snowshoeing to winter survival animal style and animals tracks. 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. P.S. We also have plenty availability for regular school and community groups too!

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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Out and About on the Refuge

  • Caution When Mounting Tree Stands


    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.

  • Road Conditions at J. Clark Salyer

    Snow January 05, 2017

    The winter snowfall and wind have made the Scenic Trail Auto tour route impassible. Unfortunately, due to the low moisture content and lightness of the snow, it is impossible to keep clear. We will post an update when weather conditions improve and staff can keep the road open.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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