Mound Spring Prairie SNA

       
   

Area and County

    Yellow Medicine County
    Southwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

625 acres

 
 
Units

North Unit

South Unit

 
Maps

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Parking

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Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

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


Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Coteau Moraines

Land Type Association(s)

Slayton Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Southern)


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History
On 12/17/2001, a 466 acre site in Yellow Medicine County on the South Dakota border was designated as Mound Spring Prairie SNA. In 2013 the Minnesota DNR acquired a 160-acre parcel about one mile southeast of the original site. The new parcel became the South Unit of this SNA.


Visits

9/6/2009

  7/11/2018   8/11/2018    

 

 

 

 

       

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North Unit

  Mound Spring Prairie SNA   Mound Spring Prairie SNA
       

South Unit

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Birds

Four bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist


Plants

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

 

Special concern

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern) UPs13b

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b


 

 

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