Pankratz Memorial Prairie

       
   

Area and County

    Polk County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

920 acres

 
 
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Units

North Unit

South Unit

 
Parking

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Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

Ecological Classification
Section  

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

Subsection(s)  

Aspen Parklands

Land Type Association(s)

Beach Ridges

Gentilly Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern)

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

Prairie Wetland Complex

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Tussock Sedge Subtype

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern)

Wet Prairie (Northern)

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern)

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern)

 
Ownership

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Links

The Nature Conservancy

 
Comments

Management
In 2009 The Nature Conservancy removed quaking aspen and leafy spurge from this site.

 
Visits

8/24/2009

   

 

 

 

 

       
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Birds

Five birds with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

 
Mammals

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Special concern

moose (Alces americanus)

 
Plants

Six plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Threatened

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

 

Special concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

deer sedge (Carex hallii)

northern singlespike sedge (Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea)

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern) OPp93a

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Tussock Sedge Subtype WMs83a1

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern) WPn53b

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern) WPn53d

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern) WPn53a

 

 

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