What We Do
The district has acquired more than 54,000 acres of land and placed various types of easements on more than 36,500 additional acres in order to preserve a variety of native habitat types historically found throughout west-central Minnesota. Because healthy prairie habitats can’t exist without periodic disturbance, and due to the effects of past human manipulation, our lands need to be managed to improve or maintain habitat conditions. Some of the management techniques we use on the district include: prescribed fire, grassland restoration, wetland restoration, woody plant control, haying, sedimentation reduction,control, grazing and water level manipulation.
Morris Wetland Management District provides various services:
The law enforcement officer at Morris Wetland Management District helps visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. He works closely with state and local government offices to enforce Federal and state hunting regulations. These regulations protect migratory birds, other game species and non-game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities.
Questions regarding law enforcement or violations on the district should be directed to Refuge Law Enforcement Officer Brett Bowser at 320-288-3419.
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-844-FWS-TIPS (844-397-8477).
Laws and Regulations
Welcome to your. District lands are open every day for you to discover new places to hunt, fish, take pictures, watch wildlife, pick wild edibles (for personal use), trap, hike, cross-country ski, snowshoe and canoe. Each district has specific regulations that pertain to it. To ensure your safety and protect wildlife and habitat, please be sure to review the district regulations before visiting.