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DES LACS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGEE


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When French trappers first came to the Des Lacs Valley they named the area Riviere des Lacs, French for River of the Lakes, because the prairie landscape created a chain of marshes and lakes. Today the Des Lacs NWR follows the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border, covering 19,500-acres of natural lakes and wetlands.

This site has been identified as being significant for world bird conservation and officially designated a Globally Important Bird Area.

Birds to See: American White Pelican, Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Baird’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Short-eared Owl, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, Gadwall, Sprague’s Pipit and Yellow Warbler.

Directions: The Des Lacs NWR headquarters is located  1.6 km (1 mile) west of Kenmare, North Dakota, off Ward County Road 1. A large entrance sign is situated at the junction of County Roads 1 and 1A. Kenmare is located 80.5 km (50 miles) northwest of Minot on U.S. Highway 52.

Coordinates: 48º50’34”N 102º05’45”W

Location: Burke / Ward counties, North Dakota, US

Nearest town: Kenmare, North Dakota

Contact:
Phone 701-385-4046
Email: Deslacs@fws.gov
www.fws.gov/jclarksalyer/deslacs/index.htm



INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE TRAIL
CANADIAN OFFICE
420 South Railway Street
Boissevain, MB, Canada, R0K 0E0
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105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau, ND, U.S.A., 58318-1198
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