Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge

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Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
Location Burke and Mountrail counties, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Stanley, ND
Coordinates 48°34′08″N 102°26′51″W / 48.56889°N 102.44750°W / 48.56889; -102.44750Coordinates: 48°34′08″N 102°26′51″W / 48.56889°N 102.44750°W / 48.56889; -102.44750
Area 26,747 acres (108.24km2)
Established 1935
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge

The Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and extends from the Canada–US border to the neighboring state of Montana. The refuge manages two other refuges and two wetland management districts. The refuge also includes the Lostwood Wilderness which comprises almost a quarter of all the area of the refuge. The refuge is considered a prime migratory and nesting bird sanctuary with over 250 different species identified and tens of thousands of birds using the refuge annually. In 1964, the once believed to be extinct giant Canada goose (Branta canadensis maxima) a subspecies of the better known and much more common Canada goose, was reintroduced into the refuge, and their numbers have greatly increased. Additionally, numerous mammal species reside on the refuge, the largest being the white-tailed deer.

The refuge is managed by the Lostwood Wetland Management District.

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