The Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District is located in south central Montana and is bounded on the north by the Missouri River Breaks and on the south by the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and includes three Waterfowl Production Areas.

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The Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District is comprised of three Waterfowl Production Areas and numerous conservation easements. The Waterfowl Production Areas are open to hunting, hiking, and wildlife observation but the easements are closed to the public.

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      About Us

      Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wetland Management Districts are little known but very important components of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Wetland Management Districts consist of Waterfowl Production Areas and several types of easements.

      What We Do

      The overall management goal at Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District is to promote biological diversity and maintain the natural abundance of native plants and wildlife. Science is the foundation upon which conservation decisions are made. We use research, monitoring and the best-available science to inform our work to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitat.

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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 wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for globally...