Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Address:19502 Iris Rd
Little Falls, MN 56345

Phone:320-632-1575
Fax:320-632-5471
Web: midwest.fws.gov/cranemeadows
Established: 1992.
Location:Central Minnesota, 30 miles north of St. Cloud and 6 miles southeast of Little Falls.
Facilities:Wildlife viewing sites, trails.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife watching, photography, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
Special Features:Located in a transition zone between tallgrass prairie and deciduous forest, refuge hosts one of the largest nesting populations of greater sandhill cranes in Minnesota.
Habitats: 1,825 acres of native tallgrass prairie, oak savanna, and wetlands with dense stands of wild rice.
Access: Year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Sandhill cranes and other migrating birds, waterfowl, bald eagle, muskrat, beaver, river otter, northern cricket frog, snapping turtle, coyote, red fox, skunk, and snakes.

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Blair has been manager at the recently established Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Little Falls, Minn.
Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that Sherburne and Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuges, in central Minnesota, have been combined into a refuge complex under the direction of refuge Manager Charles ("Charlie") Blair.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- A draft environmental assessment for the proposed Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (refuge) near Little Falls, Minn.