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Sheyenne National Grasslands

The Sheyenne National Grasslands is comprised of over 70,000 acres of public land in Ransom and Richland Counties.  The grasslands provide habitat for two unique butterfly species, a large population of prairie chickens, the white-fringed orchid and a variety of other plants and wildlife.  Recreational opportunities in the grasslands, available to the public, include hunting, hiking,horseback riding, nature studies, birding, primitive camping, canoeing and fishing on the Sheyenne River.  Hikers and horseback riders may use the 25 mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail, which crosses the grasslands.

The grasslands also supply seasonal cattle grazing to local ranchers.  If you decide to check out the grasslands, remember to close all gates you have opened and take all garbage home with you. 

The Nature Conservancy operates Brown Ranch through their Sheyenne Delta office located just a few miles southwest of McLeod, ND.  Some of this land is managed in conjunction with the Sheyenne National Grassland. 

For information, maps and regulations, contact the Sheyenne Ranger district at 701-683-4342.

Directions from Milnor:  9 miles north to the trail head.