Facility Activities

With 127 waterfowl production areas (WPAs) that provide 27,000 acres of public hunting, J. Clark Salyer WMD offers a diversity of opportunities in a five-county area of north-central North Dakota. Wetlands range in size from five to several hundred acres, and, while all hunting is allowed per...

Fishing is permitted on waterfowl production areas in accordance with State regulations. Several of the easement national wildlife refuge lakes are popular at times with anglers, including Cottonwood Lake in southern McHenry County and Buffalo Lake in southeastern Pierce County. During a series...

J. Clark Salyer WMD is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area and is a regional site in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Waterfowl Production Areas and National Wildlife Refuges provide unique and exciting outdoor environments – excellent locations for hands-on learning activities. Contact or visit J. Clark Salyer WMD to inquire about educational opportunities.

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on public lands in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. We welcome beginning and expert photographers to the waterfowl production areas to observe and photograph wildlife and scenery.

If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider visiting a waterfowl production area in the J. Clark Salyer WMD Complex.