Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District, established in 1988, is a 14-county district located in the transition zone between northern tallgrass prairie and eastern deciduous forest. It manages more than 10,000 acres of grassland and wetland habitat for the benefit of wetland and grassland dependent species.

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Visitors to waterfowl production areas will find numerous ways to engage with nature. The prairies and wetlands of waterfowl production areas are teeming with life, and often a short hike through the tall grass to the wetland edge will expose numerous species of plants, insects and animals to careful observers. All seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter can be enjoyed by wildlife and nature enthusiasts on the wetland management district wetland management district
A wetland management district is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office that manages waterfowl production areas in one or more counties. Waterfowl production areas are small natural wetlands and grasslands that provide breeding, resting and nesting habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland…

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. The diversity of wetlands, grasslands and forests, ensures no two trips will be the same regardless of your pursuits. 

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      Wetland management districts were established to ensure the continued existence of waterfowl and grassland birds, and as such, these species are commonly encountered on the waterfowl production areas managed by the wetland management district wetland management district
      A wetland management district is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office that manages waterfowl production areas in one or more counties. Waterfowl production areas are small natural wetlands and grasslands that provide breeding, resting and nesting habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland…

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      . Numerous other wetland and grassland plants and animals may be seen as well.

      eastern purple coneflower
      old switch panic grass
      cup plant
      cup-plant
      cupleaf rosinweed
      squarestem rosinweed
      golden zizia
      Blue-winged Teal
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      Upland Sandpiper
      The Upland Sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird of about 28-32 cm in length. Some distinguishing features of the Upland Sandpiper include its dove-like head, thin neck, long thin legs, camouflage olive-brown coloring, and yellow bill with a black tip. The under parts of the Upland Sandpiper are...
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      Common Pheasant
      Ring-necked Pheasant
      Dickcissel
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      Eastern Meadowlark
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      Western Meadowlark
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      American Badger
      badger
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