Prairie Creek WMA

Engeseth-Rinde Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Rice County
    Southeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

161.19 acres

 
 
Maps

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Parking

There is a parking lot on the west side of Kielmeyer Ave. at the southeast corner of the site.

N44 20.951, W93 3.953

 
Hiking Trails

 

 
Hunting

Deer, Small Game, Pheasants, Turkey, Doves. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)  

Oak Savanna

Rochester Plateau

Land Type Association(s)

Hayfield Till Plain

Stewartville Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (1/24/2020)

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

Friends of Prairie Creek

 
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History
On June 28, 2014, a 460-acre tract in Rice County was dedicated as the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). On June 1, 2019, a nearby 161-acre tract was added and became the Engeseth-Rinde Unit of the Prairie Creek WMA. The original tract became the Koester Prairie Unit.

 
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4/22/2020

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Parking lot

  Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit    
       

WMA sign

  Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit    
       

Planted grassland and cropland

  Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit   Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit
  A small section by the parking lot is former cropland that has been planted with native grasses and forbs. The adjacent cropland, also on the WMA, has not yet been retired.
       

 

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About

Jun 2, 2015

   
       

 

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Birds

Two bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this WMA:

 

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 
 

eBird Bird checklist

 
Mammals

Two mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this WMA:

 

Special concern

prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)

western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)

 
Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found on at least one of the units of this WMA:

 

Threatened

prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

     

 

 

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Created: 3/9/2020

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