Cooperative Agricultural Opportunity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking one agricultural producer for a Cooperative Agricultural Agreement at Kraft Slough Waterfowl Production Area in North Dakota.

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was acquired in 1945 and Kraft Slough WPA was acquired in 2011. Both were established to protect and enhance wetlands and grasslands that provide nesting and feeding habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds and many grassland migratory bird species. The Refuge is 8,343 acres in size and Kraft Slough WPA is 1229 acres.

A vision for the Tewaukon NWR Complex was developed in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (2000). The vision is to preserve, restore, and enhance, the tallgrass/mixed prairie wetland ecosystem to provide habitat for migratory birds and other native wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations. The Service has determined that cooperative agriculture is an appropriate, compatible, and necessary use of the refuge to meet this objective.

Sealed bids must be in to the Refuge office by 1:00pm, March 23, 2018.  No electronic or phone bids will be accepted.  Bids will be opened at 2:00pm, March 23, 2018.  

Public Notice of Agricultural Opportunity 


Grazing Unit Bid Sheet

Example of a Cooperative Agriculture Agreement


For more information about bid forms, requests for site visits, or for additional information on the Cooperative Agriculture Agreement, please call Kristine Askerooth, Biologist, at (701) 724-3598 ext 3.