Lost 40 SNA

               
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Area and County

Itasca County

 

 

 


Size

114 acres

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Maps

USDA Forest Service Self-guided trail map

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Parking

N47 45.970, W94 5.065

 
Hiking Trails

Lost 40 Trail: 1 mile

 
Hunting

All hunting. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)

Chippewa Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Bemidji Sand Plain

Blackduck Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1 Not mapped (3/30/2017)
 
Natural Features

Black spruce and tamarack bog, willow and alder marsh, red pine forest , spruce-fir forest, old-growth red and white pines.


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Minnesota DNR

USDA Forest Service


Comments

This SNA lies within the borders of the Big Fork State Forest. It is in the Blackduck Area of the Chippewa National Forest.

Popular Site
Despite its remoteness, this is a well-used site. A visitor who walks slowly looking at plants, birds, and insects is likely to be passed more than once by retired baby boomers power-walking this easy one-mile trail.


Visits

9/6/2011

   

 

 

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  The Lost Forty
Julie Seykora
 
   
 
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Published on May 25, 2013

Pictures of The Lost Forty (natural pine forest in northern MN and sounds of northern MN

 
     

 

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Maryellen Vedaa


9/3/2016

What a beautiful place! The directions and signage are very poor. Coming from Gemell, you can't see the sign. We drove past it and wasn't til we were coming back that we saw the sign. Very small board buried in the brush. It's a beautiful place that should have better markings. So glad we went there. Thinking of returning when the leaves start to change.


 

     
 

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Birds

One tracked bird species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee


Insects and Arachnids

autumn meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)

gray comma (Polygonia progne)

gray comma


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American red squirrel


Plants

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

 

Special concern

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

fan clubmoss (Lycopodium digitatum)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

hairy Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum pubescens)

Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Lindley’s aster (Symphyotrichum ciliolatum)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

running clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tree groundpine (Lycopodium dendroideum)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Acer spicatum (mountain maple)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Cornus canadensis (bunchberry)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Doellingeria umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juniperus horizontalis (creeping juniper)

Lycopodium clavatum (running clubmoss)

Lycopodium dendroideum (tree groundpine)

Lycopodium digitatum (fan clubmoss)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Monotropa uniflora (Indianpipe)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Polygonatum pubescens (hairy Solomon’s seal)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley’s aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

American basswood

American red raspberry

balsam fir

common dandelion

common strawberry

early meadow rue

hairy goldenrod

large-flowered bellwort

Lindley’s aster

northern bedstraw

prickly rose

Virginia waterleaf

wild columbine

wild geranium


 

 

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