John Peter Hoffman Spring Brook Valley WMA

 
     
 
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Size

 
 

394.9 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

There is a short paved road leading to a parking lot on the east side of County 6 Blvd.

N44 31.339, W92 39.651

 
         
 

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          Goodhue County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

There are 2.51 miles of DNR management road that provides easy access to all parts of the WMA.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Deer, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Pheasants, Turkey

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Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province     Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province    
  Ecological Section     Paleozoic Plateau    
  Ecological Subsection     The Blufflands    
  Land Type Association    

Alluvial Plain

Altura Ridgetops

Elba Slopes

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest

Southern Terrace Forest

   
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DNR management road

 
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Wet meadow shrub subtype

 
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Tall grassland - planted local genotype native grasses and forbs

 
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Dense monoculture of scouring rush horsetail

 
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Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

 

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Gray Catbird

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Oat Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae)

  Black Knot  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

elm bead gall mite (Aceria campestricola)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

willow pinecone gall midge (Rabdophaga strobiloides)

 

monarch

northern crescent

viceroy

 
 

Mammals

 
 

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  northern raccoon  
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

Special Concern plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)
 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest MHs38

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest MHs37

Southern Terrace Forest FFs59

     
 

 

agrimony (Agrimonia spp.)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

corn (Zea mays)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple-stem angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens spp.)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia spp. (agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Angelica atropurpurea (purple-stem angelica)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea (plains wild indigo)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata (orchard grass)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens spp. (touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus (hooked buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex britannica (great water dock)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zea mays (corn)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

alsike clover

American black currant

American cow parsnip

American vetch

annual fleabane

black-eyed susan

black raspberry

bloodroot

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

compass plant

Culver’s root

early figwort

eastern purple coneflower

field thistle

giant goldenrod

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

ground ivy

hedge bindweed

hoary vervain

Missouri gooseberry

Morrow’s honeysuckle

mountain death camas (var. elegans)

oxeye daisy

Philadelphia fleabane

prairie violet

purple prairie clover

red clover

smooth blue aster (var. laeve)

smooth oxeye

stiff goldenrod (ssp. rigida)

Virginia waterleaf

wild bergamot

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow foxtail

 
           

 

 

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