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Ulrich Wildlife Area

Ulrich Wildlife Area

The Ulrich Wildlife Area is an 18 acre property located in northern St. Croix County. The property was purchased in 1974 to protect a pothole wetland and remnant native prairie. Currently, the remnant prairie is one of the best examples of native vegetation that occurred in the Western Prairie Ecological Landscape prior to human settlement. The property consists of remnant and restored prairie (10 acres) and a large pothole wetland (8 acres). 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 on the east side of New Richmond. Follow County Highway K east out of New Richmond for 1 miles and then turn south on 160th St. for ~1/2 mile. The property is located on the east side of 160th St.

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 the open grassland habitat and protect the native remnant prairie through prescribed burning, chemical and mechanical control of woody species. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.

Recreation

The Ulrich Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Falconry (by permit)
  • Hunting – especially noted for waterfowl
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife Viewing
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