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Madison Wetland Management District 

Headquarters Address: 
23520 So. Dakota Hwy 19 
Madison, SD 57042  

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 48
Madison, SD 57042  

Phone: 605-256-2974 
Fax: 605-256-9432  

Project Leader
Natoma Hansen 


The District headquarters is located 2 miles east of the town of Madison, South Dakota, and 3/4 miles south of the junction of Highway 34 and Highway 19.
It must have been an awe inspiring, perhaps frightening, experience for settlers to venture out from the shelter and protection of eastern woodlands into a land dominated by grass, sky and sun. No trees, just vast open prairie lands stretching forth as far as the eye could see. The open, treeless character of these lands was well described by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her book, "By the Shores of Silver Lake", when she wrote of the lone cottonwood that stood between Lakes Henry and Thompson, said to be the only tree between the Big Sioux and the James Rivers.


Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017
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