Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge

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Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Ramsey, Towner counties, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Church's Ferry, North Dakota
Coordinates 48°20′49″N 99°06′50″W / 48.34694°N 99.11402°W / 48.34694; -99.11402Coordinates: 48°20′49″N 99°06′50″W / 48.34694°N 99.11402°W / 48.34694; -99.11402[1]
Area 12,179 acres (49.29 km2)
Established 1935
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/lakealice/

Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge is located in Ramsey and Towner Counties near the former town of Church's Ferry, North Dakota. These watersheds cover 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) of land and provide ample water to Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge. All of these watercourses are considered intermittent, but they are prone to flooding in spring and during heavy rainstorms.

The Refuge was first established in 1935 as an easement refuge. The Refuge lands were privately owned, and no hunting was allowed. In 1972, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service purchased 8,600 acres (35 km2) of the original easement refuge. The Service now manages 12,179 acres (49.29 km2) at Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.