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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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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
WPAs are available as a field trip destination by arrangement with District staff.

Fishing is permitted on WPAs in accordance with state fishing seasons and regulations. Several of the National Wildlife Easement Refuge lakes are popular among anglers, including Cottonwood Lake in southern McHenry County and Buffalo Lake in southeastern Pierce County. During a series of wet years, fishing can be excellent for northern pike and walleye.

WPAs are open to hunting of deer, waterfowl, sandhill crane, grouse, partridge, pheasnt, wild turkey, crows, doves, snipe, woodcock, tree squirrels, and many furbearers in accordance with state seasons and regulations. Contact the District Manager for more information.

A brochure with county maps and a local bird list with information on specific species is available at the headquarters.

Wildlife Observation
Many wildlife observation and photography opportunities exist for interested users, especially birders. The varied habitats of the 130 WPAs within the district attract more than 250 bird species, and wildlife photography is often rewarding. A brochure with county maps and a local bird list with information on specific species is available at the headquarters.

District office hours are weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except on Federal holidays. Individual Waterfowl Production Area Units are open 24 hours daily, but camping is prohibited.

Entrance Fees
No entrance fees charged for access to WPAs.

Use Fees
The Wetland Management District does not charge user fees (i.e., hunt fees, camping fees, boat launch, meeting rooms rental fees, auto tour fees, guided tour fees, etc.).
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