2022 Haying Opportunities

Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District are offering 17 haying opportunities. Haying is used to manage grassland habitat by providing more diverse vegetation structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

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for nesting birds and other species. Hay units range in size from approximately 10 to 266 acres.

To receive bid materials, stop in the office or request them by mail or email by contacting refuge biologist Brandon Semel at (320) 808-9470 or brandon_semel@fws.gov. Please reach out to Brandon for information about specific sites.

Bids must be RECEIVED (not post-marked) by 12 pm (noon) C.T. on Friday, July 22, 2022. Sealed bids must be mailed or hand-delivered to: Big Stone NWR/WMD 44843 County Hwy 19, Odessa, MN 56276.

Bidders will be notified of results by July 29, 2022.