Crosby Wetland Management District

Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge

Ducklings following their mother across the water.

The Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge is a 3,219 acre refuge located within the Crosby WMD.

Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge

Energy Development

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There is currently a vast exploration of oil and natural gas development ongoing throughout the district.

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Conservation Easements

Opportunities for Private Landowners

Conservation easements allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to partner with willing landowners to permanently protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.

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About the Complex

Lostwood WMD Complex

Crosby WMD Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Lostwood WMD 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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