Wildlife Management Area
Region 1 |
Ninepipe Reservoir was created in 1912 as for irrigation to the surrounding Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation lands. The first lands of the WMA were purchased in 1953 and an active period of acquisition occured from 1955 to 1962.
The Ninepipe WMA consists of approximately 3,800 acres surrounding the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. At approximately 3,000 feet above sea level, the property consists of rolling, open grasslands and numerous prarie potholes, or kettle ponds. There are remnants of native rough fescue grasslands but today, the area vegetation is mostly introduced grasses and croplands
To conserve and enhance habitat conditions to suport optimum production of production of upland game birds and waterfowl, while providing conditions for non-game wildlife and allowing year-round wildlife related recreational opportunities.
Ninepipe is located in the lower Flathead Valley about one mile East of Charlo.
In Lake County about 20 miles south of Polson and 50 miles north of Missoula. The area is FWP owned and lies within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation. The area lies on both sides of Highways 93 and 212.
(Lat 47.453, Lng
5791 Ninepipe Rd
These locations represent physical
occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site.
Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed
because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like
to report a species sighting, a form is available.