Tallgrass Prairie, aspen woods, wet meadows, willow thickets, marsh and sedge.
This 2,377 acre preserve is one of several spectacular prairie areas near Crookston. This site is owned by The Nature Conservancy and leased to the DNR-SNA Program. It is associated with the Pembina trail, a major ox-cart route that traders used to haul fur and supplies between Winnipeg and St. Paul.
Sharp-tailed Grouse; Greater Prairie-Chicken; Yellow Rail; Sandhill Crane; Upland Sandpiper; Wilson’s Phalarope; Short-eared Owl; Marsh Wren; LeConte’s Sparrow; Bobolink.
Waterproof foot gear recommended. No trails available. Foot traffic permitted. Beautiful wildflowers in summer. Watch for moose.