Ways to Get Involved
If you have land within Tamarac’s district of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard or Koochiching counties in Minnesota and want to provide a place for wildlife, contact our private lands biologist about the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program at 218-847-2641.
Another way to get involved in the Tamarac Wetland Management District is to join the Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. This energetic organization is beginning to branch out its volunteer efforts into the five county district.
There may be opportunities to volunteer on district lands assisting with habitat enhancement projects or leading outreach activities for youth of the area. For those who would like to make their summer home among the bald eagles, trumpeter swans and wolves, we have a Resident Volunteer Program located at the district office of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.
Tamarac Wetland Management District, in conjunction with Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, has a strong team of more than 100 volunteers who donate their time and talents to a variety of programs. Volunteers lead environmental education programs, conduct wildlife surveys and assist with research projects, host at the visitor center, conduct water quality monitoring, lead wildlife excursions, maintain the grounds and much more. The required time commitment varies with each position or project. Some positions may only require a few hours per week, others much more.
For those who would like to make their summer home among the bald eagles, trumpeter swans and loons, we have a Resident Volunteer Program. Currently two campsites are available for the field season that occurs from May through October. In exchange for the campsite, resident volunteers must commit to two months and work for 24 hours a week. If you enjoy nature and making a difference on your public lands, why not become a member of the Tamarac Refuge team?
For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Janice Bengtson at Janice_bengtson@fws.gov or call 218-844-1756.