Wetland Management District
|1764 95th Street
New Richmond, WI 54017
Phone Number: 715-246-7784
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|Waterfowl production areas provide habitat for grassland nesting birds, including waterfowl and songbirds.|
Continued . . . The St. Croix Wetland Management District was established September 21, 1992. Following a one-year transition with joint management, the Service assumed full responsibility for acquisition and management on July 1, 1993. The district includes Burnett, Washburn, Polk, Barron, St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce and Pepin Counties in west-central Wisconsin.
Pre-settlement vegetation of west-central Wisconsin consisted of prairie communities, oak savannas and southern hardwood forest, none of which occupy significant areas today. Land use over the last 100 years has been predominately dairy farming, with a typical alfalfa-corn-oats cropping rotation. Today, dairy farming is giving way to row crop farming and rural residential development. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains.
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