Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8152—Establishing Lake Elsie Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

June 12, 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 635 acres, more or less, in Richland 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. 130 N., R. 50 W.,
     sec. 26, that part of lot 3 lying west of a line running North from the meander point common to lots 3 and 4;
     sec. 27, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and E½W½;
     sec. 34, NW¼NE¼;
          and lands and lands under water within the meander line of the lake in secs. 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, and 35.

It is unlawful for any person to pursue, hunt, trap, capture, willfully 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 Lake Elsie Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
June 12, 1939.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8152—Establishing Lake Elsie Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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