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
The Sand Lake Refuge Complex is made up of a national wildlife refuge and a wetland management district, located in the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota.
Sand Lake WMD is managed as part of the Sand Lake NWR Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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A whooping crane was spotted in the Sand Lake WMD this spring -- click the link below to read more. Learn More
Managers at Sand Lake use a variety of management techniques to maintain quality Waterfowl Production Areas.Resource Management
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
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
The mix of wetland and upland habitat found in the Sand Lake Wetland Management District supports large populations of mallards, among other waterfowl species.
Page Photo Credits American Avocet - John Jave, Mallard hen - Bill Schultze/USFWS, Grassland - Jay Peterson/USFWS, Blue-winged Teal nest - Tom Koerner/USFWS
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016