References and Resources

Restore Your Shore


References and Resources

DNR Web Site

Ecological Restoration

Field Guides: Animals

Field Guides: Plants

Minnesota's Native Ecosystems

Shoreland Management

Books and Other Publications

Ecological Restoration

  • Going Native: A Prairie Restoration Handbook for Minnesota Landowners. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2000. Booklet.
    Download This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality. Carrol Henderson, Carolyn Dindorf, and Fred Rozumalski. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 1999.
    Purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore
  • Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie: An Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest. Shirley Shirley. University of Iowa Press. 1994.
  • What every water gardener and shoreline restorer should know about harmful exotic aquatic plants Wendy Crowell. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2006. Pamphlet
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Field Guides: Animals

  • Butterflies Through Binoculars: the East. Jeffrey Glassberg. Oxford University Press. 1999.
  • Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America. 5th edition. Roger Tory Peterson. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2002.
  • Northwoods Wildlife: A Watcher's Guide to Habitats. Janine M. Benyus. NorthWord Press. 1989.
  • Traveler's Guide to Wildlife in Minnesota. Carrol Henderson, Andrea Lee Lambrecht and others. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 1997.
    Purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore

Field Guides: Plants

  • Ferns of Minnesota. Rolla Tryon. University of Minnesota Press. 1980.
  • North Woods Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. Douglas M. Ladd. Falcon Publishing Inc. 2001.
  • Northland Wildflowers: The Comprehensive Guide to the Minnesota Region. Revised Edition. John B. Moyle and Evelyn W. Moyle. University of Minnesota Press. 2001. Purchase from University of Minnesota Press
  • Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide. Douglas M. Ladd A Nature Conservancy Book published by Falcon Press. 1995.
  • Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota. Welby Smith. University of Minnesota Press. 2008.
    Purchase from University of Minnesota Press
  • Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Plants of the Northern Plains and Black Hills. 4th edition. Theodore Van Bruggen. Badlands Natural History Association. Fenske Printing, Inc. 1992.

Lake Ecology

  • A Primer on Limnology. 2nd edition. Bruce A. Monson. Water Resources Research Center. University of Minnesota. 1992. Report
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  • Lake Vegetation Reports. Donna Perleberg. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
    See lake list
  • Natural Vegetation of Minnesota at the Time of the Public Land Survey 1847-1907. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 1988.
    Pamphlet Download
  • World's Within A World: Reflections on Visits to Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area Preserves Paul Gruchow. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 1999.
    Purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore

Other Online Publications:

Agricultural Buffers