Big Stone Wetland Management District covers two counties in southwest Minnesota, Lincoln and Lyon counties. Our staff manages all federal lands, easements and private land projects in both of these two counties.
An old, red, closed-cab tractor pulls a green round-baler on a waterfowl production area.
2022 Haying

We are opening up haying opportunities on the District. We use haying as a management tool to add structural diversity on our grasslands, which provides habitat for different grassland species.

Visit Us

From the many waterfowl production areas within Big Stone Wetland Management District, to the many varied units within Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, we offer you ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Location and Contact Information

      What We Do


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

      Our Species

      Big Stone Wetland Management District includes species including the Dakota skipper, grasshopper sparrow and upland sandpiper, native to the area. Stop in for a visit and see what other species may make an appearance.