Edward M. Brigham III Alkali Lake Sanctuary
Audubon Dakota manages the 2300-acre Edward M. Brigham III Alkali Lake Sanctuary for birds, other wildlife and people to thrive. This mosaic of interspersed grasslands and wetlands provides habitat for some of North Dakota’s most iconic species of birds, including Western Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Northern Pintails, Red Heads, and many more. The Sanctuary grasslands encircle 700-acre Alkali Lake which provides feeding grounds for White Pelicans and a diversity of water & shorebirds.
In 2017, Audubon Dakota initiated a rotational grazing system to improve grassland habitat quality in collaboration with a local cooperator. Cattle maybe present between the months of May through October.
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