Tewaukon Wetland Management District lies on the western edge of the northern tallgrass prairie and within the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region. The Prairie Pothole Region is named for its many small wetlands that resemble potholes. Located in southeastern North Dakota, the District helps conserve grassland and wetland habitat on more than 59,000 acres of land, benefitting numerous species of migratory birds and resident wildlife and provide recreational opportunities for people.

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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.

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      About Us

      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.

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      In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow, glacially formed wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for...

      In the United States, the Prairie Pothole Region is located within the northern Great Plains in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Characterized by thousands of shallow wetlands known as potholes, the Prairie Pothole Region provides habitat for globally...

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      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.