Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

 

 

     
 
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Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Map of Glacial Ridge

Glacial Ridge NWR Hunt Map

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
         
         
 

Size

 
 

35,756 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Office and Information (Rydell NWR)
N47 39.487, W96 5.600

Old Pembina Road
N47 42.159, W96 19.852

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daylight hours (sunrise to sunset)

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

No National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota charges a fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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          Polk County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

Old Pembina Trail – 1¾ miles

Herman Ridge Road – 3.3 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

White-tailed deer, migratory birds, and upland game birds.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province
Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

   
  Ecological Section    

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands
Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Aspen Parklands
Hardwood Hills

   
  Land Type Association    

Beach Ridges

Brooks Lake Plain

Erskine Till Plain

Gentilly Lake Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

 

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Birds

 
 

Eight bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Special Concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Two insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

jointed rush (Juncus articulatus)

western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Threatened

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

short ray fleabane (Erigeron lonchophyllus)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

Special Concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

deer sedge (Carex hallii)

few-flowered spikerush (Eleocharis quinqueflora)

northern singlespike sedge (Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea)

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
         

 

 

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