Felton WMA






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Felton Prairie

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1,016.64 acres




N47 3.001, W96 26.527


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          Clay County  
          Northwest Minnesota  

Hiking Trails


No maintained trails




Deer, Small Game, Pheasants, Waterfowl. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

  Land Type Association    

Barnesville Beach Complex

Felton Lake Plain


Native Plant Communities*


Calcareous Fen (Northwestern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Northern)

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

Natural Features










Waterproof footwear recommended

The northern half of this WMA is wet prairie, seepage meadow, fen, and marsh. There will be some standing water in this area, especially in wet years, as in 2015. Waterproof footwear is recommended.

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Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List




Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List


Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

  Red-winged Blackbird  

Insects and Arachnids


goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

  twelve-spotted skimmer  



Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List




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


hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

whorled nut-rush (Scleria verticillata)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern) OPp93a

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c



alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Buxbaum’s sedge (Carex buxbaumii)

Canada anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

falsegold groundsel (Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

mat muhly (Muhlenbergia richardsonis)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bog violet (Viola nephrophylla)

panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Sporobolus michauxianus)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

rattlesnake mannagrass (Glyceria canadensis)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Solidago riddellii)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Sartwell’s sedge (Carex sartwellii)

silverweed (Argentina anserina ssp. anserina)

slim-stem reedgrass (Calamagrostis stricta)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

woolly sedge (Carex pellita)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)


Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemonastrum canadense (Canada anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina ssp. anserina (silverweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint)

Calamagrostis stricta (slim-stem reedgrass)

Carex buxbaumii (Buxbaum’s sedge)

Carex pellita (woolly sedge)

Carex sartwellii (Sartwell’s sedge)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hairgrass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Glyceria canadensis (rattlesnake mannagrass)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Muhlenbergia richardsonis (mat muhly)

Solidago riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata (falsegold groundsel)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (American common reed)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex britannica (great water dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sporobolus michauxianus (prairie cordgrass)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (panicled aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Viola nephrophylla (northern bog violet)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)



Canada anemone

falsegold groundsel

golden alexanders

grass-leaved goldenrod

northern bedstraw

prairie blazing star

prairie rose

red osier dogwood

spotted water hemlock

swamp milkweed

swamp thistle

Virginia mountain mint

wild mint

yellow sweet clover







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