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About the Complex

Sunset at Lacreek NWR

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is managed as part of the Lacreek 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.

The other refuge and wetland management district in the Lacreek Complex include:  Bear Butte NWR and Lacreek Wetland Management District. The Refuge Complex Headquarters is located at Lacreek NWR, 29746 Bird Road, Martin, SD 57551.

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014
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