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  • The Turtle Mountain WPA in Bottineau County.


    Unless otherwise noted, fishing is allowed in accordance with State regulations.

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  • A red fox hunting on the prairie.

    Hunting & Trapping

    Unless otherwise noted, hunting and trapping are allowed in accordance with State regulations.

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  • A field of forbs at the Round Lake WPA.

    Photo Gallery

    Wildlife and scenic views can be found in all parts of the J. Clark Salyer WMD.

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The Duck Stamp

A Ruddy Duck swimming in a wetland.

Federal Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR 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 WMD is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Private Lands Programs

  • Grassland Easements

    A field of Indian Grass on a grass easement.

    Many landowners never plan on putting their land into crop production and can benefit from the added cash incentive of a grassland easement.

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  • Wetland Easements

    An aerial view of cropland covered by a wetland easement.

    Wetlands provide crucial habitat for may types of wildlife, including ducks, pheasants, and deer.

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  • Partners for Wildlife

    A group of ducks take flight out of their cattail cover.

    Since 1987, the North Dakota Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program has matched federal funds with donated private funds and North American Wetland Conservation Act grants to restore, create, and enhance wildlife habitat on more than 144,000 acres of private land in the state (equal to 225 square miles).

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016
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