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. 

Management and Conservation

Refuges deploy a host of scientifically sound management tools to address biological challenges. These tools span active water management to wilderness character monitoring, all aimed at ensuring a balanced conservation approach to benefit both wildlife and people.

Our Services

In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow, glacially formed wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for...

In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for globally...

Our Projects and Research

Science sets the foundation for how fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats are managed at Huron. In cooperation with other researchers, universities and science-based organizations we have created a broad-based platform in our ecological research to implement management strategies that are best suitable for entire landscapes and ecosystems, rather than a single species.

Law Enforcement

Hunters and anglers can be thankful for the conservation efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and State Law Enforcement agencies. Their mission is to ensure the safety of the people using the outdoors, enforce Federal and State game laws, and to protect the nations natural resources.

Laws and Regulations

There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the Huron Wetland Management District. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are potential refuge rules governing this activity. Waterfowl Production Areas are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and interpretation. Please check with district management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. Enjoy the outdoors, be safe and have fun!