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Wetland Management District

canvasback pair on water
49663 County Road 17
Windom, MN   56101
E-mail: windomwmd@fws.gov
Phone Number: 507-831-2220
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The Fish and Wildlife Service is working to improve habitat for waterfowl such as canvasbacks.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The "Wings on the Prairie Discovery Center" on Wolf Lake WPA provides students, as well as adults, a great spot to learn about the environment. There is a small book sales area. The Wolf Lake WPA is comprised of restored wetlands, a shallow prairie lake, native prairie, and oak savanna. Each of these ecosystems supports a different variety of wildlife and plant species, and students receive hands-on experience while visiting the Center.

The District manages 65 WPAs and all are open to hunting and trapping in accordance with state regulations and seasons unless they have to be closed for safety reasons. Each year over 19,450 hunters take part in waterfowl, pheasant and deer hunting in the District.

Adjacent to the interpretive center on the Wolf Lake WPA is a new asphalt 3/4 mile interpretive walking trail complete with 3 observation decks, interpretive reading rail points, a floating dock, footbridge, 4 bench nodes and a photo blind. The Center is designated a "Prairie Passage" site.

Wildlife Observation
All of the WPAs in the District are open to wildlife observation and photography from sunrise to sunset. Wildlife observation opportunities occur during the spring and fall migrations. WPAs will provide visitors the opportunity to view raptors, songbirds, marsh and wading birds, upland game birds and waterfowl. Other resident wildlife include beaver, ground squirrels, striped skunk, tiger salamander, the elusive river otter and many more. Don't forget the beautiful array of flowering forbs on the prairie and the insects they attract for pollination during spring, summer and fall.

District Headquarters - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday; Visitor Center - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, except on all Federal holidays. Outdoor Facilities - Open daily, dawn to dusk (year-round).

Entrance Fees
Entrance fees are not require in the District.

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