Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

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    Project Celebrates 15 years

    Celebrating the future and appreciating the past America’s largest prairie-wetland restoration project celebrates 15 years in Minnesota

    Newsroom - Glacial

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    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!

    Partnerships

  • Glacial Ridge: A Prairie Reborn

    Glacial Ridge: A Prairie Reborn

    Lead by The Nature Conservancy, numerous partners came together to complete the largest prairie-wetland restoration in U.S. history.

    The Nature Conservancy

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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