The Ed Powell Wildlife Area offers approximately 17 acres of reconstructed prairie along the Praeri Rail Trail and is bisected by a small stream. It offers public hunting; no target practice is allowed; only non-toxic ammunition is allowed. A small parking area is provided. Hiking, walking, bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not maintain trails nor do we have picnic tables or grills available.
Powell was a longtime professor of Zoology at ISU, a founding member of the ISU Chapter of Pheasants Forever, and an Olav Smedal Award winner.