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Grazing is a win-win for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and cattle producers. Not only does grazing stimulate native grasses and improve habitat, but it relieves grazing pressure off local farms. Windom WMD seeks cooperative grazers annually to help meet management needs. New grazing opportunities are usually posted in late February to early March.

Windom WMD has a very active easement and fee title acquisition program. Interested in enrolling in a grassland or wetland easement? Read more below about our grassland and wetland easement programs.

Interested in selling your property for future generations to enjoy? Contact our office! We are currently looking for new land acquisitions. Will your property be the next Waterfowl Production Area or National Wildlife Refuge?

While Windom WMD has no entrance fee, we do have a limited number of recreational passes available for purchase at our district headquarters. These passes can be used on any federal lands that charge any entry fee. Please call ahead to make sure we have them on hand. Read more about recreational passes below.

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...

Cooperative agriculture — partnering with farmers and ranchers to meet wildlife management objectives — is a long-standing practice on national wildlife refuges (50 CFR 29.2). Cooperative agreements between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and farmers or ranchers may permit grazing by cattle...

Some 30 national wildlife refuges  charge visitors a nominal entrance fee (generally $3-$5 daily)  to cover road and facility maintenance.  If you are a regular visitor or would like to visit other public lands, you could save by buying an America the Beautiful Federal...

Some commercial, recreational and research activities are allowed on national wildlife refuges only with a special use permit issued by the local office, and are subject to specific conditions and fees. This permit requirement is meant to ensure that all activities at the federal site are...

Purchasing Federal Duck Stamps is easy! We offer a variety of methods for you to purchase the annual stamp – whether you need one for migratory bird hunting, admittance to a National Wildlife Refuge, as part of your stamp or art collection, to showcase the wildlife species, or because...