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
Clay WIA #340

6 (#32)

Closed 
Douglas WIA #648

17 (#56)

Closed 
Norman WIA #5606 (#32)Closed 
Norman WIA #6027 (#33)Closed 
Douglas WIA #650

17 (#56)

Closed 
Douglas WIA #651

17 (#56)

Closed 
Murray WIA #77036 (#87)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancesite has been mowed for prairie establishment
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
Lac Qui Parle WIA #69626 (#73)Closed 
Lincoln WIA #32830 (#79)Cover Upgrade/Disturbanceapproximately 45 acres has been mowed
Lincoln WIA #42630 (#79)Closed 
Lyon WIA #19736 (#87)Closed 
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
Nobles WIA #76741 (#95)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancesite has been mowed for prairie establishment
Renville WIA #69432 (#81)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemowed
Stevens WIA #41719 (#62)Closed 
Watonwan WIA #63637 (#88)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancethe entire site has been mowed
Wilkin WIA #31312 (#47)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemajority of the site has been mowed
Wilkin WIA #36812 (#47)Closed 
Yellow Medicine WIA #52126 (#73)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemajority of acres have been hayed
Yellow Medicine WIA #54026 (#73)Closed 
Yellow Medicine WIA #74826 (#73)Cover Upgrade/Disturbancemowed