Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge
|Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Emmons County, North Dakota, United States|
|Nearest city||Hazelton, North Dakota|
|Area||31,533 acres (12,761 ha)|
|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. 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. 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.
- "The Road Inventory of Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Appert Lake National Wildlife Refuge". Oh Ranger. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
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