The Benton Lake Wetland Management District contains 23 Waterfowl Production Areas that are open to hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education, and interpretation.
Location and Contact Information
This district covers the largest geographical area of any in the nation. The protection of habitat here continues to grow with the acquisition of more easements and waterfowl production areas. The District was established in 1975 totaling over 16,000 acres, waterfowl production areas are owned in fee-title and managed as units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
What We Do
Grasslands evolved with the presence of disturbance from bison and natural fires. Through our management activities, we are able to provide the disturbance that is necessary for healthy grasslands and the wildlife that depend on them. The needs of wildlife and their habitats are the primary determining factors of any habitat management strategy on the District.
The Wetland Management District is a collection of diverse landscapes, from wetlands and mixed-grass prairie in the east to forests, inter-mountain grasslands, and rivers in the west. Likewise, animal species that inhabit the District lands are diverse and reflective of a variety of habitats.