Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

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Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
17788 349th St. SE
MN 56701


A partnership of nearly 30 organizations, this is the largest tall grass prairie restoration project in the nation. The project is located along the Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridge about 20 miles east of Crookston with a goal to protect remnant tracts of native prairie, as less than 1% of native prairie remains in Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy watching prairie chickens from blinds and viewing thousands of migrating sandhill cranes, a plethora of prairie flowers and a tranquil view of prairie vista. This refuge was just established in October 2004 and additional public use opportunities are being developed over the next few years.


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