Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge
|Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Grant County, North Dakota, USA|
|Nearest city||New Leipzig, ND|
|Area||800 acres (323 ha)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
The Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and is an Easement Refuge managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This isolated refuge is 10 miles (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. Only approximately 300 Whooping Cranes are known to exist in the wild.
- "National Wildlife Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 2006-09-15.
- "USGS New Leipzig South (ND) Topo Map" (Map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
- Wilson, Ron (October 17, 2002). "Whoopers make stop in New Leipzig area". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved 2006-09-15.
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