Lake Johanna Esker

       
   

Area and County

    Pope County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

North Unit: 232.25 acres

South Unit: 419.44 acres

 
 
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South Unit, Upper Section

 

South Unit, Lower Section

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Parking

N45 25.625, W95 12.346

Park in the pull-off in front of the gate on the north side of Township Road T7.

 
Hiking Trails

 

 
Hunting

All hunting and trapping. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Bellgrade Sand Plain

Gilchrist Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

Sedge Meadow

 
Ownership

The Nature Conservancy logo

 
Links

The Nature Conservancy

 
Comments

Still Growing
This preserve began with the purchase of 75½ acres in 2011. It has grown steadily since then with separate purchases of adjacent parcels, one in 2013 and two in 2014, and nearby parcels, one in 2015 and one in 2016. In 2019 a 150-acre parcel was purchased conecting the north and south units.

 
Visits

9/3/2016

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Birds

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American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

American Goldfinch

 
Insects and Arachnids

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

dog day cicada

 
Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern) UPs13b

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

 
 

blue grama

 
Reptiles

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

common garter snake

 

 

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