120 Acres Added to Public Lands

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Your support was part of a $10,000 matching grant that added more than 120 acres to an expanding wildlife habitat project in southern Minnesota. The additional land joined a 1,000 acre unit to create a unique roadless bluffland landscape. This tract was Minnesota’s first Resource Management Unit, a special designation that focuses on comprehensive system-wide land and water management. The parcel is open to the public for hunting and other outdoor recreational activities and is adjacent to Long Creek, a designated trout stream. Wildlife Forever partners on this project included the Minnesota DNR, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, the Ruffed Grouse Society plus local governments and sportsmen’s organizations. Since completion, private landowners in the area have expressed interest in joining the conservation effort.