Near Crystal Springs in Stutsman County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Chase Lake NWR and the American White Pelican
Since then, the pelican population has grown steadily. Today, Chase Lake NWR is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of American white pelicans in North America, with 4,000 to 35,000 (sic) breeding birds annually. Chase Lake NWR is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy.
In 1975, a large portion of the Refuge was designated as wilderness. This designation limits the use of motor vehicles and equipment, which protects wildlife and habitat. It is one of only two wilderness areas in North Dakota.
Erected by North Dakota Fish and Wildlife.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 46° 52.431′ N, 99° 26.31′ W. Marker is near Crystal Springs, North Dakota, in Stutsman County. Marker is on Interstate 94 at milepost Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medina ND 58467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Crystal Springs WPA (here, next to this marker); The Missouri Coteau - North America's Duck Factory. (here, next to this marker); Chase Lake Prairie Project (here, next to this marker); The National Wildlife Refuge System in North Dakota (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.