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Nagel Wildlife Area

Nagel Wildlife Area

The Nagel Wildlife Area is a 205-acre property located in central St. Croix County. The property was donated in 2009 from the Kinnickinic River Land Trust. The acquisition and donation were made possible through generous donations from the Vern and Becky Nagel Family, Ducks Unlimited and the Kinnickinic, Indianhead and Racine Chapters of Pheasants Forever. The property consists of grassland and restored wetland habitat. The property is managed as part of the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area, a landscape scale wetland and grassland restoration project.

The property is located 7 miles southeast of New Richmond. From New Richmond, Follow Highway 65 south for 1 mile then turn east on County Highway G for 5 miles. Turn south on County Road T for 1 mile, then west on 140th Ave for ~1/2 mile. The property is located on the north side of 140th Ave.

Management

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.

Recreation

The Nagel Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Falconry (by permit)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping
  • Wild edible/gathering
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Kinnickinic River Land Trust
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Pheasants Forever
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

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Last revised: Tuesday June 27 2017