Publicly Accessible State Wildlife Management Areas

This polygon theme contains boundaries for approximately 1392 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the state of Minnesota covering nearly 1,288,000 acres. WMAs are part of the Minnesota state recreation system created to protect wildlife habitat and provide wildlife-based recreation.

Additional Info

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Last Updated December 15, 2018, 11:03
Created June 25, 2014, 21:28
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset. New acquisitions will be continually added to the database. Descriptive attribute updates will be constantly ongoing.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/bdry_dnr_wildlife_mgmt_areas_pub/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-12-15 00:46:50
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR)
dsPeriodOfContent 12/14/2018
dsPurpose There are two primary purposes for the WMA boundary layer. Area staff will use it for managing WMAs; local mapping, contracting for maintenance and development projects, visitor use maps, management use maps, project planning and acquisition planning. The layer will also be used for public information about access to and activities on WMAs. WMA boundaries are included on the DNR web site, with visitor use information. These boundaries are for general reference. While they can be used in a GPS, they are not accurate enough to legally locate boundary lines. Avoid trespass onto private lands by observing posted boundary signs, or contacting the local Area Wildlife office for detailed information. http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/wildlife/wildlife_managers.pdf

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