Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge

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Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Whooping Cranes USFWS.jpg
Whooping Cranes
Map showing the location of Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Location Grant County, North Dakota, USA
Nearest city New Leipzig, ND
Coordinates 46°15′20″N 101°56′47″W / 46.25556°N 101.94639°W / 46.25556; -101.94639Coordinates: 46°15′20″N 101°56′47″W / 46.25556°N 101.94639°W / 46.25556; -101.94639[1]
Area 800 acres (320 ha)
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge is a 800-acre (320 ha) National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in the U.S. state of North Dakota.[2][3] Pretty Rock NWR is an easement refuge and is on privately owned land, but the landowners and U.S. Government work cooperatively to protect the resources.[4] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service oversees Pretty Rock NWR from their offices at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge.[5] This isolated refuge is 10 mi (16 km) south of New Leipzig, North Dakota and has been known as a temporary resting place for migrating Whooping Cranes. In 2002, six adults and one juvenile crane were spotted on the refuge.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "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. 25. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Topoquest (USGS Quads). New Leipzig South, ND (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=46.25556&lon=-101.94626&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Examples of Conservation Easements". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "North Dakota National Wildlife Refuges". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Ron (October 17, 2002). "Whoopers make stop in New Leipzig area". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved February 10, 2014.