Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Local nameValentine National Wildlife Refuge
LocationNebraska, USA

Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of Nebraska and includes 19,131 acres. The refuge protects a portion of the largest remaining area of tall and mid grass prairie remaining in the U.S. Collectively known as the sand hills region of Nebraska, the dunes were the end result of the last ice age known as the Pinedale glaciation. During the Holocene glacial retreat the sand dunes that been deposited in their current location by the vast continental glaciers, were exposed and grasses eventually took over. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and along with Fort Niobrara and John and Louise Seier National Wildlife Refuges, they form the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Complex. In 1976, the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

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A white-tailed deer @ USDA photo by Scott Bauer

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Address 69201, United States

Coordinates 42°29'53.159" N -100°33'59.783" E

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