North Fork Zumbro Woods SNA

               
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Area and County

Goodhue County

 

 

 


Size

65 acres

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Maps

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Parking

Shoulder of County 1 Blvd.
N44 17.747, W92 52.257

County Hwy. 30 (Canoe Launch)
N44 18.521, W92 47.537

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)

Rochester Plateau

Land Type Association(s)

Chester Ridge

Stewartville Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest


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Getting There
According to the Minnesota DNR this SNA is accessible by canoe but not by land. The Delorme™ atlas shows an “Unimproved Road” or “Foot Trail” leading 0.8 mile from Goodhue County Road 1 east to the site. This is a dead-end gravel road that becomes a private driveway leading to a single farm house. There is a small paved field access just next to the woods at one point. It is large enough to park one vehicle. Unfortunately, it is on private property.

There is a narrow wooded corridor along both sides of the North Fork Zumbro River as it passes through farmland from CR 1 in the direction of the SNA. The corridor is negotiable though there is no trail. This may be the best way for a visitor to access the SNA, leaving the car on the shoulder near the bridge. Unfortunately, this, too, is on private property.

In 2006, I saw no yellow boundary signs on the river, near the road, or in the woods to indicate the location of the SNA.


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4/14/2006

   

 

 

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Birds

In 2006 there was a Great Blue Heron nesting site on this site.

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

American Robin

Brown-headed Cowbird

Wild Turkey

 


Mammals

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

eastern fox squirrel

Plants

Three plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Endangered

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

 

Threatened

glade mallow (Napaea dioica)

 

Special concern

snow trillium (Trillium nivale)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

 
 

eastern false rue anemone

snow trillium


 

 

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