Two Rivers Aspen Parkland SNA

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

1,400 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N48 39.561, W96 20.647

 
         
 

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          Roseau County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

There are no maintained trails. The Pelan Trail/Roseau Trailblazers/BISF #1 Trail is adjacent to the eastern boundary of the SNA.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

   
  Ecological Section    

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Aspen Parklands

   
  Land Type Association    

Beach Ridges

Bronson Lake Plain

Duxby Lake Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Aspen - Oak Woodland Complex

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest

Parkland Brush Prairie - Wetland Complex

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof footwear recommended

The eastern edge of this SNA is mostly dense aspen forest. In the interior, areas of wet prairie are interspersed with and surrounded by dense aspen woods and willow thicket.

 

 

 

 

           
 
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About

"Two Rivers" is a reference to the Two Rivers River, a tributary of the Red River which—despite its name—has not two but three branches. This vast, 1400-acre SNA lies within a bend of the river's South Branch in Roseau County.

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About

Dec 7, 2020

"Two Rivers" is a reference to the Two Rivers River, a tributary of the Red River which—despite its name—has not two but three branches. This vast, 1400-acre SNA lies within a bend of the river's South Branch in Roseau County. The site is a mix of aspen forest and woodland, brush prairie and wet prairie known collectively as aspen parkland.

mndnr.gov/snas/sna01065

 

 

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8/23/2009                
 
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

  Sandhill Crane  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

One insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Endangered

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

  great spangled fritillary  
 

Mammals

 
  eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)   eastern cottontail  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest MHw36a

     
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

brittlestem hempnettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Cooper’s milkvetch (Astragalus neglectus)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cylindric blazing star (Liatris cylindracea)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

hooded ladies’ tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

inland serviceberry (Amelanchier interior)

Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

lesser fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

scarlet Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea f. lutescens)

showy blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella)

shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda)

silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

silverweed (Argentina anserina ssp. anserina)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Amelanchier interior (inland serviceberry)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina ssp. anserina (silverweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus neglectus (Cooper’s milkvetch)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Castilleja coccinea f. lutescens (scarlet Indian paintbrush)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)

Doellingeria umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Elaeagnus commutata (silverberry)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galeopsis tetrahit (brittlestem hempnettle)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana affinis (pleated gentian)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata (lesser fringed gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (showy blue lettuce)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris cylindracea (cylindric blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Lobelia kalmii (Kalm’s lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Prunus pensylvanica (pin cherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex britannica (great water dock)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Spiranthes romanzoffiana (hooded ladies’ tresses)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

 

black-eyed susan

bottle gentian

common strawberry

Cooper’s milkvetch

Culver’s root

fringed loosestrife

gray dogwood

lesser fringed gentian (ssp. virgata)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet

New England aster

northern bedstraw

prairie onion

silvery cinquefoil

spotted water hemlock

purple meadow-rue

wild licorice

 

 

 

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