Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Location Emmons County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Hazelton, North Dakota
Coordinates 46°27′08″N 100°13′24″W / 46.45222°N 100.22333°W / 46.45222; -100.22333Coordinates: 46°27′08″N 100°13′24″W / 46.45222°N 100.22333°W / 46.45222; -100.22333
Area 31,533 acres (12,761 ha)
Established 1935
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Long Lake Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Emmons County, North Dakota.[1] It is a privately owned property with refuge easement rights for flooding, and is one of five easement refuges managed under Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge. It is closed to hunting. It was established to provide a stable water area and safe haven for migrating waterfowl in response to declining populations during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.[2] The refuge centers on a wooded prairie wetland which provides relatively unique habitat in an agriculturally dominated area. The refuge is used by wood ducks, widgeon, teal, mallards, pintails, gadwalls and a host of woodland passerine bird species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Road Inventory of Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge". Oh Ranger. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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