Florence Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides a unique perspective of pre-settlement prairie conditions. At this visual oasis of the prairie ecosystem, visitors enjoy solitude and excellent grassland bird viewing opportunities in a peaceful, protected environment that supports a wealth of migratory birds and other wildlife. Florence Lake serves as a reference area for northern prairie ecosystems with ongoing restoration, monitoring, and research.

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Florence Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles northwest of Wing, North Dakota. From Wing, North Dakota, travel 9 miles north, 3 miles west and 2 miles north. There are no facilities or staff located at Florence Lake NWR. The Refuge is managed as part of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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      About Us

      Surrounded by native prairie, Florence Lake provides breeding and migration habitat for a diverse array of migratory birds. This high quality prairie habitat attracts grassland birds including grassland passerines that are sought by birders visiting the region. The Refuge draws in significant numbers of waterfowl during the fall migration and plays an important role as a migratory bird nesting area. Florence Lake attracts 80-100 duck pairs per square mile during the spring breeding season. Resident wildlife species including sharp-tailed grouse, gray partridge, white-tailed deer, and coyotes also use the Refuge.

      What We Do

      Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
      A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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      is established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.