Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge
|Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Grant County, North Dakota, United States|
|Nearest city||New Leipzig, ND|
|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. 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. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service oversees Pretty Rock NWR from their offices at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. 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.
- "Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "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.
- New Leipzig South, ND (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "Examples of Conservation Easements". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "North Dakota National Wildlife Refuges". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- Wilson, Ron (October 17, 2002). "Whoopers make stop in New Leipzig area". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
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