Prairie Creek WMA

Engeseth-Rinde Unit

 
     
 
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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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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

161.19 acres

 
         
 

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

 
         
 

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          Rice County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

 

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Paleozoic Plateau

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Oak Savanna

Rochester Plateau

   
  Land Type Association    

Hayfield Till Plain

Stewartville Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Parking lot

 
    Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit      
           
 

WMA sign

 
    Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit      
           
 

Planted grassland and cropland

A small section by the parking lot is former cropland that has been planted with native grasses and forbs.

 

  Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit  
           
 

The adjacent cropland, also on the WMA, has not yet been retired.

 

  Prairie Creek WMA, Engeseth-Rinde Unit  

 

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About

Jun 2, 2015

   

 

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4/22/2020                
 
 

Birds

 
 

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

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

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 and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
         

 

 

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Created: 3/9/2020

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