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    Butterfly Garden Kits

    The plight of the Monarch Butterfly is gaining national attention and the District is offering free garden kits.

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    See Smoke?

    Prescribed burning is used to rejuvenate grasslands.

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    Prairie Reconstruction

    Madison Wetland Management District sits at the western edge of the tallgrass prairie, the most threatened ecosystem in North America.

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    Prairie Pothole Region

    Madison WMD preserves timeless landscapes in the face of change here in the prairie pothole region.

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    Birds of the Madison WMD

    Spring and fall migrations bring thousands of ducks and geese through this area. As many as 329 bird species can be found here.

    Madison WMD Bird List

What is a District

About the District

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The Madison Wetland Management District is a unit of the Refuge System that manages small tracts of fee-owned Federal lands called waterfowl production areas, administers easement programs to preserve privately owned wetlands and grasslands, and conserve other tracts of lands ceded to the Service through different authorities, such as former Farmers Home Administration lands.

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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Items of Interest

  • Hours Of Operation

    The Madison Wetland Management District office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM except for Federal Holidays. Waterfowl Production Areas are open sunrise to sunset.

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  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2016
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