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Prairie Chicken Blind
Reserve your time in a blind to experience the spectacular song and dance of the prairie chicken.
Reservations through Crookston Chamber
Friends of the Refuges
View our Partnerships page for information on how to become a member of the Friends of Rydell & Glacial Ridge Refuges Association!
A Prairie Reborn
Lead by The Nature Conservancy, numerous partners came together to complete the largest prairie-wetland restoration in U.S. history.
It Is Peak Breeding Season!
Are you seeing eggs and caterpillars in your area? You can help scientists by reporting your sightings.
Report your sightings to Journey North
About the NWRS
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
Sandhill cranes are known for their graceful, energetic dancing and unique loud, rolling trumpeting sound. These cranes tend to nest in isolated wetlands, marshes, bogs, wet meadows, prairies, and other moist habitats, preferring those with shallow standing water. While hiking through Glacial Ridge NWR, it is common to hear their unique call up to 2.5 miles away as they fly overhead.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 06, 2016