Agassiz Valley Water Resource Management Project

  • Habitat

    Lake, ponds, marshes, CRP grasslands and a restored prairie setting on a sand and gravel beach ridge.

  • Features

    The two sites cover 5 sq. miles including a summer pool, constructed wetlands in a small arboretum and restored prairies on a Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridge along the ecotone that separates the Tallgrass Prairies of Red River Valley from the Aspen Parklands.

  • Best Times to Visit
    great birdwatching, year-round. Witness eye-dazzling migrations of waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and songbirds. Experience thousands of Sandhill Cranes staging. Spot winter owls, raptors and finches. Spy on nesting waterfowl, songbirds and waders.
  • Birds to Look For

    Short-eared, Long-eared and Snowy Owls; Black-billed Cuckoo; Western Kingbird; Bobolink, Yellow-headed Blackbird, meadowlark; Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Gray Partridge; Orchard Oriole; Black-billed Magpie; Western Grebe; White Pelican; swans and waterfowl; Golden and Bald Eagles; godwits and Upland Sandpiper; and much, much more.

  • Area Notes

    In addition to the birds, it’s a great place to watch and photograph butterflies, dragonflies, herps (smooth green snakes, red-bellied snakes and eastern tiger salamanders) and mammals, including black bear, otters, fishers, wolves, bobcats and an occasional moose. Food and visitor services in Warren (10 miles away).

  • Photo Gallery
Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District


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