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To administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965 to help protect and restore the habitsts in the St. Francis River Valley for migratory birds and other wildlife. Today this 30,700 acre refuge encompasses wetland, oak savanna, and prairie opening habitats which are home to an astounding array of wildlife.
Recreation is encouraged where it is compatible with the wildlife and the land. The refuge has two hiking trails, the Blue Hill and the Mahnomen which are open year-round during daylight hours. The 7.3 mile auto tour route, the Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive, is open from mid-April through October. Hunting and fishing opportunities are available is designated areas during the state season.