The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is an energetic organization passionate about fostering a wild future for Tamarac refuge and the five county wetland management district. Established in 1991 it has grown to be an active advocate and volunteer force for the refuge and has recently expanded this force beyond the boundaries of the refuge into the district. This nonprofit organization champions an environmental educational program, special events, volunteer program, habitat restoration efforts and more! The group supports the work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and serves a conduit to connect the community to the resource. Learn more about the accomplishments of the Friends of Tamarac at or call 218-847-2641x21. President Don Blanding can’t wait to share more about how you can become a member and help leave a legacy of conservation stewardship.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
The Partners Program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes who are willing to work with us and other partners on a voluntary basis to help meet the habitat needs of our Federal Trust Species. Locally-based field biologists work one-on-one with private landowners and other partners to plan, implement, and monitor their habitat projects. If you have land within Tamarac’s five county district and want to provide a place for wildlife, contact our Private Lands Biologist about the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program at 218-847-2641.

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Partners for Fish and Wildife Brochure

Other partners:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  
Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District  
White Earth Nation
Ducks Unlimited 
Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail