North Dakota National Wildlife Refuges
North Dakota contains 63 National Wildlife Refuges, more than any other state. These 63 refuges encompass more than 290,000 acres. In addition, there are 11 Wetland Management Districts with over 254,000 acres of Waterfowl Production Areas. Depending of which refuge you are visiting, habitat may be comprised of native prairie (mixed and tall grass), wetlands, riparian and forested areas, all of which provide homes to resident wildlife, migratory birds and also endangered species such as the prairie-fringed orchid, piping plover, and whooping crane.Refuges in North Dakota are some of the best places to find prairie plants.
Explore more about the National Wildlife Refuge System in North Dakota on their website and learn more about how you can make a difference by volunteering and visiting by talking to the staff and volunteers at the following North Dakota Refuges.