Hemlock Ravine SNA

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

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Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

Hemlock Ravine SNA was designated 8/23/1982.

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Detail map (MN DNR)

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
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Size

 
 

51 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

There is a parking area on the east side of Jay Cooke Road.

N46 40.005, W92 21.222

 
         
 

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          Carlton County  
          Northeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

The Willard Munger State Trail forms the long southeast border of this triangular SNA. Parts of this section of trail are shared with the Superior Hking Trail.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Deer only, by permit. Varies yearly. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Northern Superior Uplands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

North Shore Highlands

   
  Land Type Association    

Highland Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest

White Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

Sanctuary

A portion of this site is a state wildlife sanctuary. It is closed to the public to protect rare and sensitive resources. It splits Hemlock Ravine SNA in half north to south. Parking is on the west section. The east section can be accesed from the Willard Munger State Trail.

Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Wood Routed Sign

 
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Information Sign at Parking Area

 
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Willard Munger State Trail - Hinckley to Duluth

 
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Information Sign on Bike Trail

 
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Sanctuary

 
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Deer Enclosure

 
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Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest

 
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Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest

 
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White Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest

 
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Amphibians

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
         
 

Plants

 
  eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)   eastern hemlock  
           
 
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Visits

5/25/2011

  7/15/2014            
 
 

Amphibians

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

 
         
 

Birds

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

  Black-capped Chickadee  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

 
 

Fairy Fingers (Clavaria fragilis)

True Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

  Turkey Tail  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)

thimbleberry stem gall wasp (Diastrophus kincaidii)

wood ant (Formica sp.)

 

eastern tiger swallowtail

northern crescent

 
 

Mammals

 
  American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)   American red squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

Endangered

eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest MHn35b

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bluebead Lily) Forest MHn47a

White Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest MHn44b

     
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

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

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

brittlestem hempnettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis)

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field clover (Trifolium campestre)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

golden clover (Trifolium aureum)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Lindley’s aster (Symphyotrichum ciliolatum)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

one-flowered wintergreen (Moneses uniflora)

orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prickly tree clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium dendroideum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris var. acris)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Acer spicatum (mountain maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus canadensis (bunchberry)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazel)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dendrolycopodium dendroideum (prickly tree clubmoss)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galeopsis tetrahit (brittlestem hempnettle)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus) (veiny pea)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

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

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Moneses uniflora (one-flowered wintergreen)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pilosella aurantiaca (orange hawkweed)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris (heal-all)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Pyrola elliptica (shinleaf)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus acris var. acris (tall buttercup)

Ranunculus hispidus (bristly buttercup)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus parviflorus (thimbleberry)

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley’s aster)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium aureum (golden clover)

Trifolium campestre (field clover)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Uvularia sessilifolia (wild oats)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)

 

alsike clover

American starflower

bird’s-foot trefoil

bluebead lily

bunchberry

Canada anemone

common tansy

heal-all

hedge bindweed

large-flowered trillium

northern bedstraw

orange hawkweed

oxeye daisy

prairie rose

red baneberry

sulphur cinquefoil

spotted touch-me-not

purple meadow-rue

thimbleberry

white clover

woodland strawberry

yellow sweet clover

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

 

 

 

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