Twin Valley WMA

       
   

Area and County

    Norman County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

1,628.27 acres

 
 
Maps

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Parking

There is a parking area on the south side of 110th Ave. 600 yards west of 360th St..
N47 9.951, W96 18.509

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

Deer, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Waterfowl. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)  

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex

 
Native Plant Communities1

Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

Basin Meadow/Carr

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

Prairie Meadow/Carr

Sedge Meadow: Beaked Sedge Subtype

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Northern)

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern)

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

 
Comments

Wet Prairie
The recently acquired eastern section contains mesic prairie. The remainder of the site is mostly wet prairie. Visitors are warned of “extremely wet conditions in June.”

Management
Parts of the site were disked and seeded in 2014.

 
Visits

8/14/2019

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Parking

West of 360th St., 110th Ave. becomes a dirt road. Follow this for 600 yards to a parking area on the left.

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Restored Prairie

This section was seeded in 2014. The seed mix contained a generous amount of wild bergamot.

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Bacteria

apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

Pst

 
Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

 
 

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Kingbird

 
Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

dog day cicada

viceroy

 
Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

plains pocket gopher

 
Plants

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

 

Special concern

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basin Meadow/Carr WMs92a

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie) MRp83a

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

Prairie Meadow/Carr WMp73a

Sedge Meadow: Beaked Sedge Subtype WMn82b3

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern) WPn53d

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

arctic brome (Bromus kalmii)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve (smooth blue aster)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

absinth wormwood

alsike clover

bird’s-foot trefoil

black-eyed susan

Canadian tick-trefoil

common yarrow

dotted blazing star

eastern purple coneflower

false sunflower

grass-leaved goldenrod

gray-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

prairie onion

purple prairie clover

red clover

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

stiff goldenrod

wild bergamot

     

 

 

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Created: 1/28/2020

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