Minnesota's St. Croix River Valley and the Anoka Sandplain: A Guide to Native Habitats

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Minnesota's St. Croix River Valley and Anoka Sandplain offers a fascinating landscape history of this region in east-central Minnesota. The authors provide detailed accounts of the 39 varieties of native habitats that still exist in the Region, supplying descriptive text, photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, and lists of associated plants and animals for each habitat. They include directions to and interpretations of 35 sites accessible to the public where these native...
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Overview

Minnesota's St. Croix River Valley and Anoka Sandplain offers a fascinating landscape history of this region in east-central Minnesota. The authors provide detailed accounts of the 39 varieties of native habitats that still exist in the Region, supplying descriptive text, photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, and lists of associated plants and animals for each habitat. They include directions to and interpretations of 35 sites accessible to the public where these native habitats can be explored firsthand.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816624836
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I A Landscape History of the St. Croix River Valley - Anoka Sandplain Region 3
1 Geologic History and Major Landforms of the Region 4
2 Postglacial Landscape 14
3 Major Vegetation Patterns at the Time of Euro-American Settlement 21
4 Influence of European-Americans 30
Pt. II The Native Habitats and Natural Communities of the St. Croix River Valley - Anoka Sandplain Region 41
5 Guide to Part II 42
6 Deciduous Forests 46
7 Mixed Coniferous-Deciduous Forests 62
8 Deciduous Woodlands 67
9 Deciduous Savannas 72
10 Upland Prairies 80
11 Floodplain Forests 93
12 Hardwood Swamps 98
13 Conifer Swamps 107
14 Shrub Swamps 116
15 Emergent Marshes 123
16 Wet Meadows and Fens 130
17 Bedrock and Beach Communities 143
18 Aquatic Habitats 157
Summary and Outlook 161
Pt. III A Guide to Selected Sites in the Region 167
Appendix 1 County Checklist of Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles in the Region 205
Appendix 2 Sources of Additional Information 215
Glossary of Technical Terms 217
Bibliography 221
Index 225
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