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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


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    Double Up for the Ducks!

    Those who would like to make a difference for wildlife conservation are encouraged to purchase two federal duck stamps.

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    Partners For Wildlife Program

    The program has been developing and maintaining positive working relationships with landowners to benefit fish and wildlife resources.

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Valley City WMD Inforamation

Cooperative Agricultural Opportunities

June 12, 2019 CAA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking interested individuals to partner with the Service in wildlife habitat management activities through establishing Cooperative Agricultural Agreements (CAAs) on Service lands within the Valley City Wetland Management District (WMD). Cooperative Agricultural Agreements (CAAs) are agreements between the Service and an individual to conduct prescribed grazing, haying, and/or farming activities on Service lands. The time period of a CAA can be as short as one month or up to five years in length. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. CAAs will be offered through an open and competitive process which may include a monetary bid system, a ranking process, or a lottery. To apply, interested individuals will need to submit a Commercial Activities Special Use Permit Application. A link to this application form is provided below. You will also be required to submit a Cooperative Agricultural Use Application. Please contact the Valley City WMD office to obtain a copy of this form. For information on CAA opportunities, application periods, or to obtain application forms, please see the "Resource Management" Tab or contact District Manager Kurt Tompkins at: 701-845-3466 or

Commercial Activities Special Use Permit Application
Conservation Easements

Opportunities for Private Landowners

Conservation easements allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to partner with willing landowners to permanently protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.

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About the Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Valley City Wetland Management District is managed as part of the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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