Slade National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Central Flyway. Historically, the Refuge served as a foundation for the restoration of the nearly extirpated Canada goose population. The Refuge is managed as part of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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Slade National Wildlife Refuge is located 3 miles south and ½ mile east of Dawson, North Dakota. From I-94 at Dawson, North Dakota, take exit 208 and turn south on U.S. Highway 3. Proceed 3 miles south and turn east on 40th ST SE. Travel one-half mile to the Refuge. There are no facilities or staff located at Slade National Wildlife Refuge, it is managed as part of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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      About Us

      Slade National Wildlife Refuge was established through a donation in 1941 by Northern Pacific Railroad executive G.T. Slade, who originally began acquiring the lands around Harker Lake in 1924 for the establishment of a private shooting club.

      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 national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
      A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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