Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

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  • Conservation Grazing Opportunities

    Are you interested in grazing on select refuge lands in southwest Minnesota? 2019 grazing bids are due at the Refuge Headquarters no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday October 11, 2018. Mail, fax, email or walk in, bids will be accepted. Contact Marty Baker at 507-831-2220 #14 for more information.

    Conservation Grazing Opportunities

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    Restoration Assistance

    Do you need help with habitat restoration in SW MN? Restoring a Wetland or a Prairie? Contact Biologist Scott Ralston 507-822-0327

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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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