Habitat Descriptions

This page describes the 16 key habitats identified in the subsection profiles of Minnesota's State Wildlife Action Plan, focusing on the important components of these key habitats, both in terms of habitat quality and features important to the species in greatest conservation need (SGCN) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (54kb). The key habitats, organized alphabetically within three major groups, are as follows:



Habitat description components

Note that the upland forest and the river habitat types each have a general description that address all of the habitats found in these groups, in addition to the individual descriptions for each of the four types of upland forests, and two main types of rivers. This approach was taken because many of the features important for SGCN are common among all forest types and rivers.