Brownsville Bluff SNA

               

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Area and County

Houston County

 

 

 


Size

286 acres

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Parking

N43 40.700, W91 16.702

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

Whitetail deer. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

   

Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)

The Blufflands

Land Type Association(s)

Brownsville Slopes

Caledonia Ridgetops

Mississippi River Valley

 
Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (3/30/2017)

 
Natural Features

Oak-hickory woodlands, oak-basswood forest, steep bluffs, and old fields.


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Minnesota DNR


Comments

This SNA lies within the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest.

History
This site was designated Brownsville Bluff Scientific and Natural Area on January 19, 2016.

Sanctuary
The 39-acre south section of this SNA is a wildlife sanctuary. It is closed to the public except to those with a research permit.


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Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)


Plants

One plant species on the watch list is found here:

 

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licorice bedstraw (Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum)


Reptiles

One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Threatened

rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta)

 

Tracked

milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)


 

 

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