Kulm Wetland Management District includes four counties that are nestled in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota. This region contains unparalleled wetland and grassland habitats for waterfowl and other migratory birds and many other species of wildlife. Our focus is on the conservation and management of these prairie and wetland habitats.
Black cattle grazing on a prairie around a wetland
Grazing Opportunities Available through February 27th

There are 23 areas available for grazing applications on waterfowl production areas in Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, and McIntosh counties. See the application packet for information, lists, and maps on the available areas. Call our office (701-647-2866) for more information or for questions.

Visit Us

There are over 200 waterfowl production areas within the Kulm Wetland Management District that are open for your next outdoor adventure. On these areas, you can go hunting, fishing or trapping, practice photography, or take a walk and see what you discover. The headquarters is located in Kulm, North Dakota. 

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      About Us

      The Kulm Wetland Management District was established in July 1971. The District includes Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, and McIntosh counties of North Dakota. We manage over 45,000 acres of waterfowl production areas and oversee habitat protections on more than 238,000 acres of privately-owned properties. 

      What We Do

      In the Kulm Wetland Management District, we use a variety of techniques to actively manage, maintain, recover, or enhance plant communities and wildlife populations. We focus on active management of public lands through cooperative agreements with private landowners and on the perpetual protection of grasslands and wetlands in order to maintain a landscape capable of supporting both wildlife and people.


      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...

      Kulm Wetland Management District near Kulm, North Dakota, has cooperative agriculture opportunities for grazing on 23 waterfowl production areas (WPA), with units ranging in size from 7 to 321 acres, in Dickey, LaMoure, Logan and McIntosh Counties. Permits range from one to...

      Our Organization

      National Wildlife Refuge System

      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With over 565 refuges and 38 wetland management districts spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.

      Our Species

      The high density of wetlands and large tracts of grasslands within the District attract a wide array of grassland and wetland nesting migratory birds plus a wide variety of other wildlife species. In the central part of the District, breeding waterfowl densities often exceed 100 pair per square mile. 

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