Hunters, trappers and wildlife watchers in the Anoka and Chisago county area benefit from the management, habitat and oversight work of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area office.
Wildlife Supervisor Jim LaBarre along with a full-time staff of three and an office manager oversee 25,000 acres of forest, sweeping grasslands, wetlands and small lakes that provide extensive outdoor recreation opportunities just 30 miles north of the Twin Cities. This popular hunting and wildlife watching area includes 23 actively managed pools that provide waterfowl habitat across more than 11,700 acres. Wetlands cover nearly two-thirds of the WMA. These extensive marshes, along with intensively managed uplands, are home to uncommon species and are favorites to hunters, trappers and bird and wildlife watchers.
A prescribed burn at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Mangement Area.