Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 
 
     
 

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

30,665 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Visitor Center
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

N46 57.468, W95 39.250

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Visitor use hours are from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

No National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota charges a fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

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          Becker County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

1.5 miles

5 mile Auto Tour Route

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

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Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province
Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal
Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Hardwood Hills
Pine Moraines & Outwash Plains

   
  Land Type Association    

Naytahwaush Moraine

Round Lake Sand Plain

Shell Lake Moraine

White Earth Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Alder - (Red Currant - Meadow-Rue) Swamp

Aspen - Birch - Basswood Forest

Aspen - Birch - Fir Forest

Aspen - (Sugar Maple - Basswood) Forest

Beaver Wetland Complex

Black Ash - Mountain Maple Swamp (Northern)

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral)

Bog Birch - Alder Shore Fen

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Western)

Extremely Rich Tamarack Swamp

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin)

Graminoid Rich Fen (Basin)

Graminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin)

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Meadow - Marsh - Fen-Swamp Complex

Northern Mesic Hardwood Forest

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp

Northern Wet Ash Swamp

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest

Oak - Aspen Forest

Oak - Aspen - Red Maple Forest

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp

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

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Large-Flowered Trillium) Forest

Red Pine - White Pine Forest

Sedge Meadow

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Aspen) Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

Young Forest Complex

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

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Coot migration at Tamarac Nat'l Wildlife Refuge 2009

 
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Swan migration at Tamarac Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - 2009

 
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Tamarac Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - fall 2009

 
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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
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  Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Golden-winged Warbler Project
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About

Published on Mar 18, 2014

Hometown Happenings 3 10 14

   
  Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Project Noah
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About

Published on Oct 15, 2012

Hometown 10-15-12

   
  A Day at Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
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About

Published on Aug 29, 2013

Relax with the early morning fog at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Listen to the trumpeter swans at sunset as the day closes.

   
  Climate Change Study
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Hometown Happeneings from Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

   

 

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Birds

 
 

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

  Tundra Swan  
           
 
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Visits

                 
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         
 

Birds

 
 

Twenty-one bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

eBird Field Checklist – Chippewa Trail

eBird Field Checklist – Chippewa Picnic Area

eBird Field Checklist – Tamarac NWR

eBird Field Checklist – Tamarac Lake Hiking and Skiing Loop

eBird Field Checklist – Pine Lake Access

eBird Field Checklist – South Tamarac Lake access

 
  Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)   Osprey <em>(Pandion haliaetus)</em> on nest  
 

Fishes

 
 

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

Special Concern

least darter (Etheostoma microperca)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Bee Atlas

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Mammals

 
 

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

Special Concern

elk (Cervus canadensis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
  North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)   North American porcupine  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

Guadalupe waternymph (Najas guadalupensis ssp. olivacea)

Mingan moonwort (Botrychium minganense)

narrow-leaved water plantain (Alisma gramineum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Alder - (Red Currant - Meadow-Rue) Swamp WFn74a (Fact sheet not available)

Aspen - Birch - Basswood Forest MHn35a

Aspen - Birch - Fir Forest MHn44d

Aspen - (Sugar Maple - Basswood) Forest MHc37a

Black Ash - Mountain Maple Swamp (Northern) WFn55c

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn55b

Bog Birch - Alder Shore Fen OPn81a

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Western) MHc37

Extremely Rich Tamarack Swamp FPn82b

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin) APn91b

Graminoid Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92a

Graminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92b

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Northern Mesic Hardwood Forest MHn35

Northern Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92

Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp WFw64

Northern Wet Ash Swamp WFn55

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest MHn44

Oak - Aspen Forest FDc34b

Oak - Aspen - Red Maple Forest MHc26a

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp APn81b

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

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Large-Flowered Trillium) Forest MHc26b

Red Pine - White Pine Forest FDc34a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Aspen) Forest MHc37b

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

     
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