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    Partners For Wildlife Program

    The program has been developing and maintaining positive working relationships with landowners to benefit fish and wildlife resources.

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    Chase Lake Prairie Project

    The Chase Lake Prairie Project enhances wildlife on public and private land, provides landowner incentives, and increased public awareness.

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    Conservation Easements

    Consider signing up a conservation easement on your property in order to protect its conservation values.

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Prairies Conservation Campaign

America's duck lands

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These "potholes" are under threat. Scientists study important U.S. grasslands to learn what it will take to save their vital ecosystems.

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Why the Prairies Matter


The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) is arguably one of the most important wetland regions in the world. The PPR portions of North and South Dakota alone contain more than 19 million acres of grassland, including millions of temporary, seasonal and permanent wetlands. More than 50% of North American migratory waterfowl depend on its mix of wetlands and grasslands. This area is called the “duck factory” because it is the most productive area for nesting waterfowl on the continent.

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Federal Duck Stamps


Federal Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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News Release

Pressure from Agriculture, Development Threatens Globally Important Waterfowl Breeding Region

According to a new report, wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region declined by an estimated 74,340 acres between 1997 and 2009 – an average annual net loss of 6,200 acres.

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About the Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Chase Lake Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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