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Ulrich Wildlife Area


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 a 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 mile and then turn south on 160th Street for approximately 1/2 mile. The property is located on the east side of 160th Street.

Management Objectives

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 bio-control.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.


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; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


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