Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

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Size

 
 

61,500 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Parking lot
N48 18.037, W95 58.862

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daylight hours (sunrise to sunset)

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

No National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota charges a fee

 
         
 

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          Marshall County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

 

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Whitetail deer by firearms, muzzleloader, and archery; Ruffed Grouse; and Sharp-tailed Grouse.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

   
  Ecological Section    

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Aspen Parklands

   
  Land Type Association    

Mud Lake Plain

Thief River Falls Lake Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Aspen Woodland/Forest Complex

Conifer Swamp Complex

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp

Northwestern Rich Conifer Swamp

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype

Prairie Rich Fen

Rich Fen (Prairie Seepage)

Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp (Aspen Parkland)

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

Wetlands: 37,400 acres

Shrublands: 11,650 acres

Forestland: 9,900 acres

Grassland: 1,710 acres

Cropland: 150 acres

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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About

Published on Nov 1, 2012

The Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern Minnesota, is ideal moose country. Marlin and Stan undertake a study of these big animals.

 

 

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Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
 

Birds

 
 

Twenty-one bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

King Rail (Rallus elegans)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii)

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Special Concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Farmes Pool)

eBird Field Checklist (Habitat Dr.)

eBird Field Checklist (Headquarters Trail)

eBird Field Checklist (Lansing Parker Pool)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

 
 

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

 

American Coot

Bald Eagle

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

Mammals

 
 

Fifty mammal species have been documented on the refuge, forty-nine of which are currently resident. Though not resident to the area, elk has been documented on the refuge at least once.

Five mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

elk (Cervus canadensis)

least weasel (Mustela nivalis)

little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus)

moose (Alces americanus)

 
 

Plants

 
 

99999999 plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

 

Threatened

 

Special Concern

 

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey vegetation releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest MHw36a

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp APn81

Northwestern Rich Conifer Swamp FPw63

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype APn81b2

Prairie Rich Fen OPp91

Rich Fen (Prairie Seepage) OPp91c

Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp (Aspen Parkland) FPw63a

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

     

 

 

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