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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Soon-to-be metro wildlife management area in Minnesota’s Washington County a ‘spectacular place’

The Trust for Public Land expects to soon finalize the sale of the property in Washington County, Minn. Eventually, officials say, about 1,840 acres of the pristine land will be transferred to the Minnesota DNR for a state wildlife management area. (Photos courtesy of the Trust for Public Land)
When newcomers first set eyes on the sprawling 2,600-acre cattle ranch owned by Kelley Land and Cattle Co. in Washington County, Minn., they are invariably smitten by the property’s nearly unblemished natural amenities and beauty. “It’s truly a spectacular place,” said Bob McGillivray, land protection director for the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit group. “The family has kept the property in incredibly good shape over the years. The good news for hunters, anglers, birders, wildlife watchers, and conservationists is that a large portion of the property, also known as Kelley Farms, will become a state wildlife management area, likely in fall of 2024.
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