One of the area’s prime wildlife habitats is set to grow.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners approved a purchase of 7.2 acres of land by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Section 30 of Lakeside Township.
Todd Hauge from the Windom USFWS Office and USFWS Land Acquisitions Manager Blair Mace told the board the land is currently owned by Kevin and Myra Gotto.
“The land is almost entirely native prairie land,” Mace stated. “Because we are using the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, or the Duck Stamp Fund, to purchase the land, we’re required to get certification of the purchase from the county.”
The 7.2 acres of land is located next to the Wolf Lake Waterfowl Production Area and will be annexed into the WPA.
The board approved the purchase.