Ducks Unlimited purchasing land near Tyler and Lake Benton

January 26, 2018

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MN Conservation Manager Jon Schneider displays a map of one of the areas Ducks Unlimited is purchasing near Tyler.

By Tammy Mathison

Jon Schneider, manager of the Minnesota Conservation Program, was on hand at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to discuss the planned purchase of three parcels of land in Lincoln County by Ducks Unlimited. The first parcel is 141.28 acres of cropland in Sections 4 and 5 in Hope Township just west of Tyler. According to information provided, “the plan is to purchase the land in February and donate it to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for inclusion in the Tyler and Discors State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA).” Schneider said the land would be restored to wetlands and native prairie grasslands to provide wildlife habitat and public recreation opportunities such as hunting.

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