• Educator and campers in cattails

    Registration Now Open!

    You can sign up for our annual summer workshop and Biology Camp at this link!

    Friends of the PWLC

  • Monarchs roosting at Minnesota Valley NWR by Mara Koenig/USFWS

    Overwintering Monarchs to Leave Soon

    Monarchs resting in their wintering grounds in Mexico will start moving north soon. By late May/June they should be reach Canada.

    Report Your Sightings

  • New Cooperative Farming Opportunities

    Three parcels are available for the production of soybeans/corn in 2019 and 2020 growing seasons. Application deadline is March 22, 2019.

    View and Print 2019 Farming Bid Packages

  • Big Eye

    The Compass to Nature

    Educators - our Compass to Nature can help guide your use of any outdoor classroom.

    The Compass to Nature

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.

Learn more about the NWRS