The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. The Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District works with multiple partners throughout the Minnesota and Mississippi River watersheds. For a complete list of partners, contact the district headquarters, 952-361-4500.

The district works with three Friends Groups;
Refuge Friends, Inc., Friends of the Minnesota Valley, and Henderson Feathers Refuge Friends, that provide support through outreach, land acquisition, and habitat management.

District lands gradually increase through a unique partnership with the
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. The Minnesota Valley Trust is acquiring new lands, which will be donated to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and managed by Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District. For more information on the Minnesota Valley Trust, please visit their website.

The refuge also has a unique partnership with the
Minnesota Waterfowl Association where one of their biologists is based out of our Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center. Matt Stasica does wetland and prairie restorations throughout our Wetland Management District. For more information, check out his Biologist Blog!

Here is a list of other partners with links to their websites:
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Minnesota Pheasants, Inc. 
Pheasants Forever