Walk-In Access Site Status Changes

This page provides current status for Walk-In Access sites that have either been added to or removed from the program after the printed version of the atlas was released OR are effected by emergency grazing/haying, prescribed management, and upgrade/cover disturbances. Both the online version of the WIA Atlas and the online WIA tile sheets have been updated to reflect these status changes in the table below. The list below will be updated as needed throughout the season. Changes to a site's status will be posted as soon as DNR staff are informed of changes by County SWCD staff.

Status indicators include:

WIA Site Name  Atlas Page (Tile#) Status Status Comments
Kandiyohi WIA #17 19 (Tile#69) Closed  
Lac Qui Parle WIA #43 17 (Tile#67) Closed  
Murray WIA #3 29 (Tile #87) Closed  
Pipestone #4 28 (Tile #86) Closed  
WIA Site Name Atlas Page (Tile#) Status Status Comments
Clay WIA #55 7 (Tile #40) Restricted Site is within the Clay County State Game Refuge. Closed to waterfowl hunting during the regular waterfowl season.  Check regulations for further verification.
Clay WIA #75 10 (Tile #47) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Lincoln WIA #3 25 (Tile #79) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing prescribed management this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist.
McLeod WIA #79 24 (Tile #76) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management by haying.  Short grass in some areas.
Murry WIA #2 29 (Tile #87) Prescribed Management Site is currently under prescribed management.  Site was partially clipped and has some areas of flood damage.
Murry WIA #16  29 (Tile#87) Prescribed Management Southern portion of the site undergoing a cover upgrade/disturbance.  Limited hunting opportunity exists in this area.
 Ottertail WIA #39  13 (Tile #55) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing prescribed management this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist.
Pipestone #11 28 (Tile #86) Prescribed Management Site will be partially hayed this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist across portions of this site.
Yellow Medicine WIA #3 21 (Tile #73) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing a cover type upgrade this year.   Site may be tilled or have sparse vegetative cover.  Access to site  from the end of 160th St. on minimum maintenance/field road.
Yellow Medicine WIA #6 22 (Tile #74) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Yellow Medicine WIA #7 22 (Tile #74) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Yellow Medicine WIA #13 21 (Tile #73) Prescribed Management Portion of this site is undergoing prescribed management through haying. Limited hunting opportunities may exist.