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J. Clark Salyer
Wetland Management District

Yellow wildflowers dot the shoreline of a deep blue wetland on J. Clark Salyer Wetland Management District.  Waterfowl can be seen swimming in the wetland.
681 Salyer Road
Upham, ND   58789
E-mail: jclarksalyer@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-768-2548
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The vast wetlands of J. Clark Salyer Wetland Management District provide breeding and nesting habitat for thousands of waterfowl.
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J. Clark Salyer Wetland Management District

J. Clark Salyer Wetland Management District (WMD) is located in north-central North Dakota. The District covers 6,543 square miles in Renville, Bottineau, Rolette, McHenry, and Pierce counties. Within the District, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 27,332 acres of waterfowl production areas (WPA), 128,117 acres of wetland easements, 15,231 acres of grassland easements, 6,500 acres of Farmers Home Administration conservation easements, and 7,910 acres of easement refuges.

Getting There . . .
The District office is located within the J. Clark Salyer NWR Complex headquarters located 2 miles north of Upham and can be reached by turning off U.S. Highway 2 at Towner, North Dakota, and proceeding 26 miles north on State Highway 14.

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Wildlife and Habitat

The majority of the District is glacial drift prairie, but it also includes portions of the glacial Souris Lake plain, glacial Lake Cando, Missouri River Coteau, and Turtle Mountains.

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Waterfowl production areas are properties purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with funds generated from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps.

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Management Activities
Grassland management in the District includes rotational grazing, rotational haying, prescribed burning, and farming. A combination of the above management tools as well as spraying and biological agents are used to control noxious weeds and other exotic species. Haying, grazing, and farming are accomplished cooperatively with approximately 50 private landowners each year.