Twin Valley WMA

North Unit

 
     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

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Minnesota DNR

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

Parts of the site were disked and seeded in 2014.

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

1,628.27 acres

 
         
 

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

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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          Norman County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Barnesville Beach Complex

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

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

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof footwear recommended

The recently acquired eastern section contains mesic prairie. The remainder of the site is mostly wet prairie. Visitors should expect “extremely wet conditions in June.”

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Parking

West of 360th St., 110th Ave. becomes a dirt road.

  Twin Valley WMA North Unit  
           
 

Follow this for 600 yards to a parking area on the left.

  Twin Valley WMA North Unit  
           
 

Restored Prairie

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

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Other Prairie

 
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8/14/2019                
 
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

 
  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)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
  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

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
  plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)   plains pocket gopher  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

jointed rush (Juncus articulatus)

Special Concern

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves 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 gerardi)

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)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia 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 ssp. acanthoides)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium 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)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

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 gerardi (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 (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Lepidium 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

grass-leaved goldenrod

gray-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

prairie onion

purple prairie clover

red clover

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

smooth oxeye

stiff goldenrod

wild bergamot

 

 

 

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