District Information

Whooping Cranes

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A whooping crane was spotted in the Sand Lake WMD this spring -- click the link below to read more.

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Resource Management

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Managers at Sand Lake use a variety of management techniques to maintain quality Waterfowl Production Areas.

Resource Management

Sand Lake WMD Comprehensive Conservation Plan


The Sand Lake WMD has a Comprehensive Conservation Plan in place to outline management goals and objectives for the next 15 years.

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Waterfowl Production Area Regulations

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There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed on Waterfowl Production Areas within the Sand Lake District, from hunting & fishing to photography.

Waterfowl Production Area Regulations

Conservation Easement Program

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Want to learn more about wetland and grassland easements? Click on the link below, or contact the Sand Lake office for more information.

Conservation Easement Program

About the Complex

Sand Lake NWR Complex

Sand Lake WMD Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Sand Lake 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.

Learn more about the NWRS