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Faribault WMA Reference Map

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Faribault WMA

County: Rice
Nearest Town: Faribault
Area: 522 ac

Directions: From Faribault go 1 mile S. on Co. Rd. 45, 0.5 miles E. on twp. road.

Description: This WMA is composed of fields planted to grassland, food plots and tree and shrub windbreaks. Small woodlots of elm and boxelder provide hardwood cover. Management efforts use prescribed burns and farming as tools for creating a mosaic of habitats.

The Straight River Canoeing and Boating Route and Krogh Landing flank the east arm of the WMA. Much history is associated with this area which encompasses part of the town site of Walcott and the Grand View State Farm.

Management for this WMA emphasizes small game and grassland wildlife management. Habitat objectives include increasing prairie, grassland and brushland habitats through restorations of old fields to more productive cover. Good year-round bird watching.

At this scale, these WMA boundaries are general, and do not accurately represent the actual legal boundaries. WMA users still need to verify public lands boundaries by observing boundary signs and contacting local DNR Wildlife offices.