Slade National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, North Dakota.

Slade National Wildlife Refuge is located in south-central Kidder County, approximately 20 miles northeast of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. The Refuge consists of gently rolling prairie dotted by lakes and marshes that were formed by glacial action. The primary habitat includes more than 900 acres of wetlands and smaller potholes along with uplands that have been restored to planted native grasses and forbs.

Management strives to provide quality stopover and breeding habitat for migratory birds and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of habitat conservation and restoration within an agricultural landscape.

Slade National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges.

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Slade NWR is located approximately 2 miles south of Dawson, North Dakota. From I-94, travel south on Highway 3 for 3 miles, then turn east on the gravel road and continue э mile to the Refuge gate. A recreational area managed by the Kidder County Park Board lies just south of the entrance gate to the Refuge.

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