Near Crystal Springs in Stutsman County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Welcome to Crystal Springs WPA
WPAs are lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and restore waterfowl habitat.
Originally created in 1934 as the Federal license required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, called Duck Stamps, are a vital tool for wetland conservation.
Every year, hunters must buy a Duck Stamp to hunt waterfowl. The stamp's design is determined by an annual part competition, and the stamp has become very popular with stamp collectors, wildlife art enthusiasts and those who want to contribute to wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents of every Duck Stamp dollar goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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 is on Interstate 94 at milepost 223 near 47th Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the Crystal Springs/St. Paul Rest Area Westbound. 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. The Missouri Coteau - North America's Duck Factory. (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).
Also see . . . Federal Duck Stamp -- Wikipedia. President Herbert Hoover signed the Migratory Bird Conservation Act in 1929 to authorize the acquisition and preservation of wetlands as waterfowl habitat. The law, however, did not provide a permanent source of money to buy and preserve the wetlands. On March 16, 1934, Congress passed, and President Roosevelt signed, the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act, (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.