WIA site status changes

This page provides current status for Walk-In Access sites that have 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 local SWCD staff.

Status indicators include:

  • Open - WIA site is open to hunting but was not included on the printed atlas.
  • Closed - WIA site is closed to hunting because the WIA contract has been terminated OR activities to improve the wildlife cover are taking place, but is still on the printed atlas.
  • Grazed or Hayed - Landowners for these WIA sites have indicated they MAY utilize emergency haying or grazing activities, or the cover has changed on a portion of the site.
  • Prescribed Management - Landowners with lands enrolled in a conservation program, such as CRP or RIM Reserve, have carried out required management activities to improve or maintain the quality of the vegetative cover. These sites may be clipped, hayed, or burned.
  • Cover Upgrade/Disturbance - Landowners enrolled in a conservation program are sometimes required to upgrade the cover. These sites may be tilled or have sparse vegetative cover.
  • Restricted - WIA site has some restrictions.
WIA Site NameAtlas Page (Tile#)StatusStatus Comments
Becker WIA #27312 (#41)Grazed or Hayed25 acres hayed
Becker WIA #54312 (#41)Grazed or Hayedmajority of site hayed
Becker WIA #54412 (#41)Grazed or Hayed80 acres hayed
Becker WIA #54512 (#41)Grazed or Hayed79 acres hayed
Becker WIA #61012 (#41)Grazed or Hayed50 acres hayed
Bigstone WIA#63224 (#73)Grazed or Hayed60 acres hayed
Bigstone WIA#75220 (#61)Grazed or Hayed94 acres hayed
Bigstone WIA#75420 (#61)Grazed or Hayed37 acres hayed
Clay WIA #33914 (#47)Grazed or Hayed~200 acres hayed
Clay WIA #40711 (#40)Grazed or Hayedmajority of site was hayed
Clay WIA #40911 (#40)Grazed or Hayed100 acres hayed
Douglas WIA #29120 (#63)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceapproximately 75 acres have been mowed
Douglas WIA #44516 (#55)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceacreage reduction
Douglas WIA #68420 (#63)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancea portion of the site has been mowed
Jackson WIA #17642 (#96)Closed 
Kandiyohi WIA #26026 (#69)Grazed or Hayed60 acres hayed
Kandiyohi WIA #72626 (#69)Closed 
Lincoln WIA #22432 (#79)Closed 
Lincoln WIA #32830 (#79)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceapproximately 45 acres has been mowed
Lyon WIA #41131 (#80)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancethe entire site has been mowed
Lyon WIA #53331 (#80)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancethe entire site has been mowed
Lyon WIA #78131 (#80)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancesite has been mowed for prairie establishment
Lyon WIA #78836 (#87)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemajority of site has been mowed
Lyon WIA #85133 (#87)Grazed or Hayed58 acres hayed
Lyon WIA #85833 (#79)Grazed or Hayedhayed 50% of site
Murray WIA #13538 (#87)Grazed or Hayed72 acres hayed
Murry WIA #15038 (#87)Grazed or Hayed1/3 of site was hayed
Murray WIA #77036 (#87)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancesite has been mowed for prairie establishment
Nobles WIA #76741 (#95)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancesite has been mowed for prairie establishment
Norman WIA #8168 (#32)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancenew seeding/clipped 100 acres
Norman WIA #8358 (#32)Grazed or Hayedwest 30 acres hayed
Norman WIA #8388 (#32)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceall acres new seeding/clipped
Norman WIA #8458 (#32)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceall acres new seeding/clipped
Renville WIA #69432 (#81)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemowed
Stevens WIA #36021 (#62)Closed 
Watonwan WIA #26439 (#88)Closed 
Watonwan WIA #63639 (#88)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancethe entire site has been mowed
Wilkin WIA #31312 (#47)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemajority of the site has been mowed
Yellow Medicine WIA #52126 (#73)Closed 
Yellow Medicine WIA#52328 (#79)Cover Upgrade/DisturbanceNew seeding. 40 acres of tilled ground.
Yellow Medicine WIA #74826 (#73)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemowed