Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
               
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Area and County

Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, and Scott Counties

 

 

 


Size

14,000 acres (authorized)

 
 
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Units

Black Dog Preserve Unit

Bloomington Ferry Unit

Chaska Unit

Long Meadow Lake Unit

Louisville Swamp Unit

Rapids Lake Unit

Upgrala Unit

Wilkie Unit

 
Parking

Headquarters (Long Meadow Lake Unit)
N44 50.864, W93 14.138

Bloomington Ferry Unit
N44 47.979, W93 23.208

Chaska Unit, North Parking (Athletic Park)
N44 46.806, W93 36.558

Chaska Unit, South Parking
N44 46.033, W93 37.040

Wilkie Unit
N44 47.719, W93 25.148

 
Hunting

Deer by shotgun, muzzleloader, and archery; migratory waterfowl; small game; turkey; and trapping.

See Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Map and Regulations Brochure (USFWS) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Anoka Sand Plain
Big Woods
St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Le Sueur Alluvial Plain

Mississippi Sand Plain

Pig's Eye Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

See individual units for NPC information


Ownership

 
Links

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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Black Dog Preserve Unit

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Black Dog Preserve Unit

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Long Meadow Lake Unit

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Louisville Swamp Unit

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Kids Fishing Day 2011
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region

 
   
 
About

May 13, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. more than 150 students from the Twin Cities enjoyed a day of fishing with staff from Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Minnesota Valley, the Red Lake Nation and volunteers from partner organizations.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge hosted its 20th Annual Youth Fishing Day at the Bass Ponds Environmental Study Area. The day-long event was a tremendous success.

During the morning, 150 inner city children were bused in for a day of fun and learning. The Red Lake Nation provided lunch for those attending the morning event, and General Mills donated fishing rods for the kids to take home. Kids also left with a gift bag full of fishing information and tackle - everything needed for them to begin fishing on their own.

 
     

 

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  Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
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  National Wildlife Refuges Support Economic Growth
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Published on Nov 20, 2013

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior recently visited Bloomington's Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

 
     

 

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Amphibians

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife checklist


Birds

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bird checklist


Insects and Arachnids

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dragonflies and Damselflies brochure

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife checklist


Mammals

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife checklist


Reptiles

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife checklist


 

 

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