Located in south-central North Dakota, Kulm Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in 1971. Located in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, Kulm WMD provides breeding, nesting, and brood rearing areas for many species of waterfowl and other migratory birds. The District currently manages 201 Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) that total 45,683 acres, 3 national wildlife refuges, and 120,000 acres of wetland and grassland easements.
In many parts of Kulm WMD, the abundance of wetlands attracts waterfowl breeding pair densities of over 100 pairs per square mile. Native prairie is still well represented in the area and is home to many species of upland nesting birds. The James River meanders through the eastern portion of the District. As it leads south to the Missouri River, the James River forms a major migration corridor for numerous migrating birds.
The headquarters of Kulm WMD is in the small town of Kulm, ND. From Jamestown, North Dakota, which is located on Interstate 94, Kulm is 38 miles south on U.S. Highway 281 to Edgeley, ND. At the town of Edgeley, turn west, then south, on ND Highway 13 for 15 miles. At the junction of Highway 13 and ND Highway 56, continue south about 2/3 of a mile into Kulm. Signs with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service emblem will guide you to the headquarters office.
From Aberdeen, South Dakota, travel north on U.S. Highway 281 approximately 67 miles to Edgeley, ND. From Edgeley, follow the directions above.
1 First Street SW Kulm, ND 58456
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