Items of NoteApril 11, 2017
The temperatures have been warming up and the snow has mostly melted, which means the roads are a muddy mess and portions of the roadway are under water. We advise visitors to call before making a trip out to drive the Auto Routes to get an update on road conditions. Roads will most likely not be suitable for driving for several more weeks.
About the Complex
The J. Clark Salyer NWR, J. Clark Salyer WMD, and the Upper Souris NWR make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
J. Clark Salyer is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
Spring has sprung and now is the time to book your spring field trip! Programs are available both at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge. Most activities can be tailored to fit content standards and learning objectives. Contact the Refuge Ranger at 701-768-2548 ext. 125 for more information. More Information
- May 13, 2017
Join us in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day! This year IMBD will celebrate the importance of stopover sites, crucial refuges where migratory birds rest and refuel before continuing their remarkable journeys. Because these flights can stretch thousands of kilometers across continents and oceans, the birds depend upon a handful of resource-rich and strategically located habitats to acquire the energy-rich fat stores they need to survive.
Schedule of Events
8:00a –10:00a: Guided Bird Walk
Meet at the Visitor Center
(RSVP needed: JClarkSalyer@fws.gov or (701) 768-2548 ext. 125)
10:00a: Beginning Birding
Join us for a short introduction and then venture out to glimpse our spring migrants
10:00a-1:00p: Visitor Center Open
We will have family friendly activities and crafts. Come and learn more about the Refuge System and its role in conserving migratory birds for more than 100 years.
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25 species of ducks use the Refuge habitat, including 4 species that are rare visitors and 16 species that breed here.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017