Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area

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Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area
Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area is located in Minnesota
Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area
Map of Minnesota
Location Koochiching County, Minnesota
Coordinates 48°02′13″N 93°28′30″W / 48.037°N 93.475°W / 48.037; -93.475Coordinates: 48°02′13″N 93°28′30″W / 48.037°N 93.475°W / 48.037; -93.475[1]
Area 25,411 acres (10,283 ha)
Designated 1965

Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area is a 25,411-acre (10,283 ha) National Natural Landmark located in Koochiching County, Minnesota. Designated in November 1965 under the Historic Sites Act, its ownership and oversight are provided by the National Park Service of the United States.[2] This designation from the United States Secretary of the Interior, gives it recognition as an outstanding example of the nation's natural history.[3] The designation describes it as

An example of the extensive peatlands occupying the bed of ancient glacial Lake Agassiz, illustrating the process of peat accumulation over about 11,000 years. The area contains Myrtle Lake Bog, which developed contrary to the usual successional process of lake filling, and is an excellent example of both raised and string bogs. [2]

The Myrtle Lake Peatland SNA is contained within the Lake Agassiz Peatlands and covers 22,950 acres (9,290 ha).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myrtle Lake Peatland Scientific and Natural Area Ecological Preserve or Natural Area". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b "Lake Agassiz Peatlands Natural Area". NNL Guide-Minnesota. National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Overview, National Natural Landmarks". Nature & Science. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Myrtle Lake Peatland SNA". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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