Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge

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Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Emerado, North Dakota
Coordinates 47°58′21″N 97°16′39″W / 47.97248°N 97.27758°W / 47.97248; -97.27758Coordinates: 47°58′21″N 97°16′39″W / 47.97248°N 97.27758°W / 47.97248; -97.27758[1]
Area 1,270 acres (5.1 km2)
Established 1936
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=62583

Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge was established to develop and manage a system of wetlands and grasslands that is unique to the Red River Valley. The Refuge supports a diversity of wetland and grassland wildlife, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation, interpretation, and education. Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge is located in the heart of the Red River Valley. The Refuge contains an intermittent stream that flows into the Turtle River, a tributary of the Red River. The Refuge covers portions of Blooming, Lakeville and Rye Townships of Grand Forks County.

The refuge was established in 1936 and contains a total of 1,270 acres (5.1 km2).[2]

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