Pembina Trail Preserve SNA

Pembina Trail Unit

               
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Area and County

Polk County

 

 

 


Size

1,660 acres

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Maps

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Parking

N47 42.118, W96 20.764

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
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

Bulrush Marsh (Prairie)

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern)

Wet Prairie (Northern)


Ownership The Nature Conservancy logo    
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

The Nature Conservancy

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA


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Parking
Park on a field access on the south side of County Road 45 (320th St. SW) at the location shown above (Parking).


Visits

7/31/2004

  8/16/2011

 

 

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Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

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Birds

Ten bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

 
 

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

Sandhill Crane

Insects and Arachnids

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

 

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

 
  tawny-edged skipper (Polites themistocles) tawny-edged skipper

Mammals

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

 

Special concern

moose (Alces americanus)


Plants

Western prairie fringed orchid blooms on at least one of the units of this SNA in the first week of July.

 
 

Eight plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

 

Threatened

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

 

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)

 

Watch list

plains bluegrass (Poa arida)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Bulrush Marsh (Prairie) MRp93a

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern) OPp93a

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland FDw34

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern) WPn53b

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

 
 

foxtail barley

showy milkweed


 

 

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