Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8115—Establishing Canfield Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

May 10, 1939


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered that all lands and waters owned or controlled by the United States within the following-described area, comprising 453.00 acres, more or less, in Burleigh County, North Dakota, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart, subject to valid rights, for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife:


T. 143 N., R. 77 W.,
     sec. 20, lots 1 to 6, inclusive;
     sec. 21, lots 2 and 3; and lands and lands under water within the meander line of the lake in secs. 20, 21, and 29.

It is unlawful for any person to pursue, hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird or wild animal of any kind whatsoever within the limits of the refuge, or to enter thereon, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

This reservation shall be known as the Canfield Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
May 10, 1939.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8115—Establishing Canfield Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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