Maple Creek Additions to Choice WMA

Picture of a person fishing in a riverPhoto credit: Trust for Public Land staff

In two separate acquisitions, The Trust for Public Land has added 480 acres to the Choice Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and protected a mile of Heritage Brook Trout stream, Maple Creek. Bluffs with oak savannah overlook the South Fork of the Root River—one of the best trout streams in the Midwest. Species calling the land home including deer and turkey, and the WMA provides excellent opportunities for public hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife observation.

Public funding for this project was provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Additional funding came from the RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) Program, which uses funds from conservation license plate sales to match donations of land value to the state, as well as private funds raised by The Trust for Public Land.

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