Features

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    If you think it's cold...

    Winter can be extremely difficult for all kinds of animals. Making sure there is good winter cover is vital for their survival.

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    Ice Fishing

    This cold weather has been great for making ice. Dress warm and come out and catch a big one!

  • A mix of photos of birds, people, and wildlife at Waubay NWR. Photos by L. Hubers/USFWS

    Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge

    There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.

In the News

Final EA

The final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Crocker Wind Farm in Clark County is now available.

Final EA Crocker Wind 2018

Crocker Wind Farm FONSI

The Crocker Wind Farm FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) can be found here.

FONSI Crocker Wind 2018

Monarchs - Butterfly Royalty

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Monarch populations have rebounded but they are still in trouble. Want to help these amazing insects? Enter your sightings at Journey North or e-butterfly.org and plant native milkweeds.

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What's the Buzz?

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Bees and other pollinators are declining due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Help monitor these fascinating flying bugs by grabbing your phone or camera and joining Bumble Bee Watch.

Bumble Bee Watch
Things to do

50th annual Christmas Bird Count

Join us for our 50th annual Christmas Bird Count on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. All experience and ages are welcome. Come for the day or a few hours and see how many birds love our South Dakota winters.

Christmas Bird Count

About the Complex

Waubay Complex

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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