Walk-In Access program expands to 14 new counties

Published 11:08 am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Landowners from 14 additional counties now can enroll land in the Walk-In Access program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Walk-In lands provide public access to private land. Landowners, in turn, are paid for the access. The program now includes 35 counties in the western half of the state.

“We’ve had many requests to expand the area of our Walk-In pilot program,” said Marybeth Block, DNR walk-in access coordinator. “As we enter our third year for the program, the time seems right to add some additional counties.”

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New walk-in counties include Becker, Blue Earth, Clay, Douglas, Faribault, Grant, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Otter Tail, Sibley, Traverse and Wilkin.