Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

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Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location western Minnesota, northwestern Iowa, United States
Coordinates 43°44′01″N 96°16′26″W / 43.7337°N 96.2738°W / 43.7337; -96.2738Coordinates: 43°44′01″N 96°16′26″W / 43.7337°N 96.2738°W / 43.7337; -96.2738[1]
Area 1,800 acres (7.3 km2)
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/northerntallgrassprairie/

Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide a means of working with individuals, groups, private organizations, and government entities to permanently preserve a portion of the remaining remnant tracts of northern tallgrass prairie in Minnesota and Iowa. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is acquiring remnant prairie tracts for the refuge in both easement and fee title interests from willing sellers.

Presently, the refuge is approximately 1,800 acres (7.3 km2) in size and consists of eight easement and four fee title tracts in seven Minnesota counties and one Iowa county. Field administration of all units acquired for the refuge will occur from eight existing Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland Management District and National Wildlife Refuge offices scattered throughout the project area established for the refuge.

When a tract of land is acquired for the refuge within the work area for one of these offices, the office will assume adiminstrative authority for the tract. The project leader of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is responsible for overseeing the administration of the entire refuge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanley, Alice M. (January 2011). "Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Hunt Plan". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Archived from the original on 2011-12-11. 

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