Ways to Get Involved
Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges and wetland management districts provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges and wetland management districts partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and rural communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying. Contact the district office to learn more.
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow.
There are many seasonal opportunities for volunteering with the district including grassland bird counts, waterfowl pair surveys, prairie seed harvest, educational programs, maintenance, special events and many more. We invite you to learn from firsthand experiences. The district also hosts several college student volunteer internships each year. Contact the district office to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Nature does not recognize political boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. We encourage you to learn more about our local partners.
Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the mission of the district. The aim help restore, protect and enhance the land and natural resources managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the St. Croix Wetland Management District. Established in 2010, this dedicated group of people work to develop partnerships that engage adjacent landowners and users of these lands in conservation.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources.
Some of our additional partners include:
- Pheasants Forever, Inc.
- Ducks Unlimited
- St. Croix River Association
- Star Prairie Fish and Game
- Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, Inc.
St. Croix Wetland Management District partners with the Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District to conduct a variety of educational and outreach events. This includes opportunities to participate in or lead citizen science and hands-on interpretive programs. Contact the district office for more information about how you can get involved.
Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a
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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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A wetland management district is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office that manages waterfowl production areas in one or more counties. Waterfowl production areas are small natural wetlands and grasslands that provide breeding, resting and nesting habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland birds and other wildlife. The Fish and Wildlife Service acquires waterfowl production areas under the authority of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act, primarily using funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps. The Refuge System’s 38 wetland management districts comprise thousands of waterfowl production areas – almost all in the Prairie Pothole Region of the Northern Great Plains.
Learn more about wetland management district , or fish hatchery, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.
The district hosts high school and college student internships each year. We invite you to learn from these firsthand experiences. Contact the district for more information about these exciting opportunities.