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Minnesota Valley
Wetland Management District

hen duck and ducklings in nest by water
3815 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN   55425
E-mail: minnesotavalley@fws.gov
Phone Number: 952-854-5900
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The Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District protects habitat for nesting ducks and other wildlife.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Currently, the predominant use is agriculture and urban development in that portion of the district that lies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. District staff works to restore wetland habitat on WPAs in the district.

The major breeding species of waterfowl in the district are mallards, blue-winged teal, and wood ducks. Breeding by redheads, ruddy ducks, canvasbacks, hooded mergansers, and gadwalls has also been confirmed.

Although waterfowl is a primary management concern, a myriad of other bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and insect species are benefitted by the district's restoration and protection activities.

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