Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge
|Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Eddy / Nelson counties, North Dakota, USA|
|Nearest city||New Rockford, ND|
|Area||2,002 acres (8.1 km2)|
|Established||May 10, 1939|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The Refuge was established by Executive Order 8122, signed on May 10, 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be set aside as "a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife."
Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge is privately owned under a conservation easement which allows the U.S. Government to enforce federal laws regarding refuge protection statutes. The refuge is not open to the public, but nearby roads permit some wildlife viewing from a distance.
Mammals such as white-tailed deer are common, especially in the winter.
- "Easement Refuges". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 2006-05-18.
- "USGS Johnson Lake (ND)". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
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