Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge

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Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
Location Wibaux County, Montana, USA
Nearest city Wibaux, MT
Coordinates 46°47′33″N 104°09′17″W / 46.79250°N 104.15472°W / 46.79250; -104.15472Coordinates: 46°47′33″N 104°09′17″W / 46.79250°N 104.15472°W / 46.79250; -104.15472[1]
Area 800 acres (320 ha)
Established May 19, 1942
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge is a 800-acre (320 ha) National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Montana, U.S.[2] All of the acreage is an easement refuge and is on privately owned land but the landowners and U.S. Government work cooperatively to protect the resources.[3][4] The refuge was set aside to preserve habitat for migratory birds that frequent Lamesteer Reservoir, and the refuge and reservoir are named after Lame Steer Creek.[5] The refuge is unstaffed and is managed from Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Topoquest (USGS Quads). Red Top Butte, MT (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=46.79251&lon=-104.15466&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Annual Report of Lands Under Control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" (pdf). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 30, 2010. p. 23. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Examples of Conservation Easements". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Arguimbau, Ellie (July 15, 2009). Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0975919613.