Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love.

National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors, and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference.

Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.

Volunteers: Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance wildlife conservation.

Friends: Join neighbors in helping refuges restore habitat and expand access to green space.

Landowners: Learn how you can partner with the Fish and Wildlife Service to voluntarily restore land.

Local Groups: Find out how communities can work with refuges better for wildlife and people.

Youth: Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills.


Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned - volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on www.volunteer.gov

Our Partners

Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts.

The Refuge cooperates on many projects with partners like the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, local schools, and many universities.

Join our Friends group. Friends of the Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area to get involved in many great outdoor centered events! 

The mission of Friends of the Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area is to support the Wetland Management District in their efforts to preserve, protect and restore the biological diversity of the service lands, while providing the opportunity for wildlife-oriented activities, education, and scientific research.

Friends Groups Are:

  • Advocates for a local refuges or wetland districts as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System
  • Formal organizations designed to support the mission of the USFWS stations
  • Private, independent organizations formed and managed by local citizens

Join the Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi Facebook page to stay up to date on current events.

For more information contact:

Friends of the Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area
E-mail: Frank Amundson- fdam@hur.midco.net

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, fellowship, or volunteer opportunity at 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.

Learn more about national wildlife refuge
, fish hatchery, or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.