UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge


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UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Charles M. Russell NWR
PO Box 110
Lewistown, MT 59457

Phone:406-538-8706
Fax:406-538-7521
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=61529
Established: 1976.
Location:Within Charles M. Russell NWR in north-central Montana.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing.
Special Features:This "refuge-within-a-refuge" is the site of an effort to rescue the black-footed ferret, one of North America's most endangered animals. Since black-footed ferrets depend heavily on black-tailed prairie dogs, refuge staff has begun related efforts to increase the abundance and distribution of prairie dog towns.
Habitats: 20,000 acres of designated wilderness: native prairie, forested coulees, river bottoms, and "breaks" badlands.
Access: Limited; contact refuge office.
Wild life: Black-footed ferrett, prairie dogs, white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, coyotes, waterfowl, game birds.

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