The District includes 54 waterfowl production areas totaling 14,000 acres. Waterfowl production areas are small tracts of public land purchased to protect wetland and grassland habitats in the Prairie Pothole Region. Most of the funds used to acquire WPAs are generated by the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp - "Duck Stamp" - Act. Waterfowl production areas are managed to attract and produce migratory waterfowl, migratory non-game birds, and resident wildlife. Waterfowl production areas are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation, nature photography, and environmental education.
Location and Contact Information
Tewaukon Wetland Management District is dedicated to the conservation and management of both wetland and upland habitats essential to migratory birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Service-owned waterfowl production areas to benefit migratory and resident wildlife. In addition, the District includes more than 35,000 acres of wetland and grassland habitats protected through various private land easement programs.
What We Do
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees use a variety of tools and tactics to manage for healthy wetland and grassland habitats on Service-owned lands. The habitat management tools include prescribed burning, mowing, grazing, and leaving the land idle for a period of time. Staff also work with private landowners who have easements on their lands to ensure the wetland and grassland easements remain intact and provide habitat for the species that migrate through and reside in the area.
Famous for their role in conserving waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's wetland management districts are an ecological treasure for waterfowl, other migratory birds, and resident wildlife.