Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Public Health Precaution

    The St. Croix WMD Office is temporarily closed to the public for the safety of staff and visitors. WPAs remain open for public use.

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    2021 Haying and Tree Harvest Draft CD

    Haying and Tree Harvesting Compatibility Determination (CD) Open for Public Comment until April 23 2021.

    for more information and documents

  • Accessible Blind at Erickson WPA

    Accessible Blind Now Available

    Blind is available for public use at Erickson WPA and may be reserved by waterfowl hunters with mobility challenges during waterfowl season.

    Accessible Blind Information

  • General and Hunting Regulations on WPAs



  • We Encourage Lead Free Ammunition

    It only takes a small amount of lead to make an eagle sick. Do your part by making the switch to lead free ammunition.

    Lead Free

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