Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas

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Natural places worth knowing

Fog over Lost Lake Peatland SNA

What are Scientific and Natural Areas?

Minnesota's natural areas include native plant communities, rare species and geologic features.
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Boots at Falls Creek SNA


Come for solitude and an uncommon experience. Find the wild places!
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Volunteers collecting prairie seed on Lost Valley Prairie SNA


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