Lostwood Wetland Management District

The Lostwood Wetland Management District was established to provide oversight for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service small land tracts over a multi-county area, mainly Waterfowl Production Areas and Wetland and Grassland Conservation Easements. These areas are typically purchased with money from the sale of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, better known as the Duck Stamp. These stamps typically raise around $40 million dollars every year to directly support conservation efforts.

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The Lostwood Wetland Management District includes a network of Waterfowl Production Areas that are open to a variety of visitor uses. Check out a list of approved uses by clicking on the "Visit Us" tab.

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      About Us

      A Wetland Management District provides oversite for all of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's small land tracts in a multi-county area. Lostwood Wetland Management District is one of nine wetland management districts in the state of North Dakota, each administering a network of waterfowl production areas and conservation (wetland and grassland) easements. 

      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 unit is established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species. 

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