Grass Lake Wildlife Management Area

Photo of a grass fieldPhoto credit: Trust for Public Land staff

In 2018, The Trust for Public Land added 116 acres near Howard Lake to the Grass Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Wright County, Minnesota, within an hour’s drive of Twin Cities’ residents. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages WMAs for wildlife habitat and public recreation.

The newly added land features wetlands, rolling hills, forest, and about 30 acres of agricultural land that will be restored to prairie. The land’s protection will advance efforts to restore a drained wetland, improving water quality. Home to species including deer and pheasant, Grass Lake WMA is an excellent getaway for hunting, hiking, and wildlife observation.

Funding for this project was provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund as recommended by the Lessard- Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

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