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The Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is actively seeking partnerships with local private land owners, area citizens, local, state and federal conservation organizations and other government agencies for the benefit and advancement of programs to improve wildlife habitat and encourage recovery of endangered species of plants, birds and animals.

Refuge staff works closely with several federal, state, and private organizations on wildlife and habitat management and environmental education efforts. US Forest Service provides critical habitat for the federally threatened western prairie fringed orchid and several rare plants. The North Dakota Game & Fish Department manages fisheries in the two Refuge lakes open to fishing and administering Refuge hunting seasons. Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the North American Wild Turkey Federation have assisted with habitat management on the Refuge. Several private organizations including the Red River Area Sportsmen, Cogswell Gun Club, Hankinson Wildlife Club, and Tewaukon Rod & Gun Club support Refuge management and recreational activities with funding for public fishing access.