Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

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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

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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