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Spring Run BCA

Joint IBA/BCA

Dickinson County  

Directions:  Spring Run Wetlands Bird Conservation Area is easily accessed from Iowa Highway 9, 2 1/2 mi. east of the City of Spirit Lake. Turn south on graveled road and continue 2 mi. to reach the northern portions of this 3,500-acre area. It may also be reached by following County Highway M56 south 5 miles from Higway 9 just east of the bridge over East Okoboji Lake, or by following County Highway A34 east 2 1/2 mi. from Arnolds Park. The area consists of several large and small tracts scattered over a 15 sq. mi area, with plenty of road access to all parcels.

Description:  Spring Run Wetlands Complex has been named one of DNR's new Bird Conservation Areas, for its significant contribution to large-scale habitat protection for declining bird species. Its classic prairie-pothole landscape offers nesting habitat for countless waterfowl, cryptic marsh birds, grassland raptors and neotropical migrant songbirds.

Criteria for this site
Endangered or threatened species habitat
High conservation priority
Rare or unique habitat
Significant species concentrations
Research and monitoring


Habitats found in this site
Wetland
Grassland


Ownership
Private
State
Federal


Spring Run BCA



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