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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

  • Lets Make Tracks: Snowshoe the Refuge

    Snowshoeing PBloms 150x118February 25, 2017

    Come out to your local wildlife refuge and enjoy the snow! Free snowshoe checkout will be available as well as guided tours. Learn about animal tracks and join us for hot cocoa. There will be tours at 11:00am and 1:00pm. An email RSVP is recommended but not required -

  • 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: Jan 27, 2017
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