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Ray Morrison Memorial Wildlife Area

Ray Morrison Memorial Wildlife Area

The Ray Morrison Memorial Wildlife Area is a 65 acre property located in northcentral Pierce County. The southern 25 acres of the property was donated to the DNR from the Kinnickinic Chapter of Pheasants Forever in 1993 while the northern 40 acres was purchased in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited in 1999.The property consists of restored grasslands, floodplain forest and cattail marsh habitat. The property adjoins 233 acres of Army Corps of Engineer property and 40 acres of West Wisconsin Land Trust property, creating the 338 acre Trimbelle River Conservation Area.

The property is located 5 miles southeast of River Falls. Follow Highway 65 south out of River Falls, then turn east on County Highway W for ~3 miles. The property is located on the north and south side of 770th Ave.

Management

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, 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. The forested portions of the property are managed to perpetuate central hardwoods cover type to provide forested habitat for wildlife. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.

Recreation

The Ray Morrison Memorial 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
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

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Last revised: Thursday June 22 2017