Near Crystal Springs in Stutsman County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Missouri Coteau - North America's Duck Factory.
The potholes that give the Region its name are the result of glaciation. AS the ice sheet retreated some 10,000 years ago, it left behind uneven depressions. The ice eventually melted away, and the low-lying areas became wetlands.
This Region is now dotted with thousands of wetlands of different sizes and types. In the highest-density areas, there are more than 100 wetlands per square mile. These are prime nesting areas for waterfowl and provide habitat for a wide variety of other wildlife.
Erected by North Dakota Fish and Wildlife Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Natural Resources.
Location. 46° 52.431′ N, 99° 26.31′ W. Marker is near Crystal Springs, North Dakota, in Stutsman County. Marker 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); Chase Lake Prairie Project (here, next to this marker); Chase Lake NWR and the American White Pelican (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 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.