Lake Alexander Woods SNA

               
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Area and County

Morrison County

 

 

 


Size

1,991 acres

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Deer hunting by permit only. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Northern Minnesota Drift and Lake Plains

Subsection(s)

Pine Moraines and Outwash Plains

Land Type Association(s)

St. Croix Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin)

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Western Basin)

Northern Wet Ash Swamp

Sedge Meadow

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp


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About

The unfragmented forests and diverse habitat of Lake Alexander SNA occupy an outstanding knob and kettle topography, the legacy of the Rainy lobe from past continental glaciation. Steep hills rise 100 feet above adjacent wetlands and 600 feet above the bedrock below. Kettles where glacial ice blocks slowly melted and collapsed are now filled with ponds, sedge meadows, marshes, swamps, and fens.

 
     

 

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Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Special concern

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

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Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Threatened

bog bluegrass (Poa paludigena)

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest MHc26

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin) APn91b

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Western Basin) FPn82

Northern Wet Ash Swamp WFn55

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a


 

 

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