Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge

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Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge
LocationWibaux County, Montana, USA
Nearest cityWibaux, MT
Coordinates46°47′33″N 104°09′17″W / 46.79250°N 104.15472°W / 46.79250; -104.15472Coordinates: 46°47′33″N 104°09′17″W / 46.79250°N 104.15472°W / 46.79250; -104.15472[1]
Area800 acres (320 ha)
EstablishedMay 19, 1942
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge is an 800-acre (320 ha) National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Montana, U.S.[2] All of the acreage is an easement refuge and is on privately owned land but the landowners and U.S. Government work cooperatively to protect the resources.[3][4] The refuge was set aside to preserve habitat for migratory birds that frequent Lamesteer Reservoir, and the refuge and reservoir are named after Lame Steer Creek.[5] The refuge is unstaffed and is managed from Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

The 2007 plan for the refuge proposed to remove the refuge from the National Wildlife Refuge System and relinquish the easement to the current landowners.[6]


  1. ^ "Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Red Top Butte, MT (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Annual Report of Lands Under Control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" (pdf). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 30, 2010. p. 23. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Examples of Conservation Easements". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Arguimbau, Ellie (July 15, 2009). Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0975919613.
  6. ^ "Refuge System-Planning Mountain-Prairie Region". US Fish and Wildlife Service. 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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