The Bowdoin Wetland Management District was established in 1973 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began protecting small wetland areas and grasslands. The District includes nine Waterfowl Production Areas, four satellite refuges, and over 150 grassland and/or wetland easements spread over a four-county area. Lands within Bowdoin Wetland Management District were purchased with money from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps.

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      The Bowdoin Wetland Management District was established in 1973 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began protecting small wetland areas and grasslands. The District includes nine Waterfowl Production Areas, four satellite refuges, and over 150 grassland and/or wetland easements spread over a four-county area.

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      In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow, glacially formed wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for...

      In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for globally...

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      Large, intact native prairie communities can still be found throughout the Bowdoin Wetland Management District. Visitors to the area can experience the vastness and big sky of relatively undisturbed prairie landscapes. Native prairie within north-central Montana is classified as mixed-grass prairie. Common plants found within the area are western wheatgrass, needlegrasses, blue grama, junegrass, and forbs such as fringed sagewort, scarlet globemallow, coneflowers, and yarrow. Grassland-dependent species such as Baird's sparrow, Sprague's pipit, McCown's longspur, and mountain plover are just a couple of the more than 260 bird species found within the area.