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 Post subject: Minnesota Resources
PostPosted: December 30th, 2011, 11:45 am 

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Minnesota Resources

Ed notes:
1. Resources specific to a region (for example the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness), rather than to the state as a whole, will be found in the corresponding Route Information post.
2. Regrets that the Route documentation has priority over Resource documentation at present.
3. Minnesota Route Information is posted at

National Parks.
Voyageurs National Park.

National Forests.
Chippewa National Forest. ... %2520Home/
Superior National Forest. ... st-%20Home

State Parks.

Minnesota Tourism.

Minnesota Environmental Partnership.
Ed note: MEP comprises ~80 environmental organisations; I have posted links to only a few of them.
Environment Minnesota.
Nature Conservancy of Minnesota. ... /index.htm
Audubon Minnesota.
Sierra Club, North Star Chapter.
Sierra Club; Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships: Minnesota.
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
Wildlands Project.
Minnesota Waters / Conservation Minnesota.
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Minnesota.
MN water resources.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois. 1978.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information.
To be augmented.
Minnesota Historical Society.
Minnesota geology.

Sigurd F Olson. ... ntents.htm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. ... erview.htm
Listening Point Foundation.
Voyageurs 1955: The Churchill River. ... _diary.htm
Photos: ... photos.htm
Voyageurs 1957: Reindeer Lake to Stony Rapids.
Photos included. ... _diary.htm
Voyageurs 1959: Camsell River to Great Bear and the Mackenzie.
Photos included. ... 0river.htm
Voyageurs 1964: The Hudson Bay Diary. ... _diary.htm
Photos: ... photos.htm

Minnesota waters and trails.
Drainage basins (watersheds).
Rivers. ... _Minnesota
Map showing rivers and lakes.
Wild and Scenic Rivers, National designation.
St Croix River. ... upper.html ... lower.html
Wild and Scenic Rivers, State designation. ... ivers.html
Cannon River; from Faribault to the Mississippi River junction. ... annon.html
Crow River, North Fork; within Meeker county. ... /crow.html
Kettle River; in Pine County, to St Croix junction. ... ettle.html
Minnesota River; from Lac Qui Parle Dam to Franklin. ... esota.html
Mississippi River; St Cloud to Anoka. ... sippi.html
Rum River; in Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Isanti and Anoka counties. ... s/rum.html
Water Trails Organisations. ... tions.html
MN Trails in general.
MN Trails.
MN DNR Trails.

Paddling clubs and associations.
Minnesota Canoe Association. ... _id=709151
Ed note: Sources for most of the following are ... tions.html ... idwest.htm
End note.
Cascaders Canoe and Kayak Club.
4408 Edmund Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55406
612 722 2875
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Inland Sea Kayakers.
Mankato Paddling and Outings Club.
Rapids Riders. ;
River Ramblers.
Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club. (Minneapolis)
Team River Runner. (Minneapolis) ... 3279137803

Links for paddlers.
Minnesota Watercraft Licences.
Watercraft operated in Minnesota must be licensed; currently, fees total $24 for a canoe or kayak up to and including 19 feet in length. Regulations and other information are provided at ... index.html
MN Department of Natural Resources; River Levels and Notes.
USGS Minnesota Water Science Center.
USGS Real-Time Water Data.
USGS streamflow data, Minnesota.
Road map.
Weather. ... index.html
NOAA Marine Forecast, Lake Superior, Duluth area. ... /dlhmz.htm
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Lake Superior.
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
Paddling outfitters.

Paddling information, offline.
To be augmented.
Breining, Greg. Paddling Minnesota. Falcon (1999).
Diebel, Lynne and Robert. Paddling Southern Minnesota: 85 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak. Trails Books (2007).
Diebel, Lynne Smith. Paddling Northern Minnesota: 86 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak. Trails Books (2005).
Lind, David J. Canoeing the Driftless: A Paddler’s Guide for Southeastern Minnesota. AuthorHouse (2004).
Nute, Grace Lee. The Voyageur's Highway: Minnesota's Border Lake Land. Minnesota Historical Society Press (1941).

Paddling and related information, online.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available; entries are apparently unsorted by either activity or location.
National Recreation Trails Database.
Links specific to Minnesota.
Minnesota Water Trails.
American Whitewater. ... /state/MN/ ... /state/MN/ ... /state/MN/ ... region/MN/ ... /state/MN/
River facts.
USGS gauges.
River levels.
Every Trail. ... vity_id=11 Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking. ... oeing/mn/6 ... ling/mn/14 ... king/mn/10
Navigable waters. ... waters.pdf

Paddling sites.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area. (Adam Amato)
Canoe Country.
Canoe Stories. (Jim Hegyi)
Quiet Journey.
To be augmented.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc).
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it. We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information.
Trip reports should be posted at
Other contributions to the paddling community (for example links to other sites), can be posted at
or emailed to routes(AT) .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.


A literal mind is a little mind. If it's not worth doing to excess, it's not worth doing at all. Good enough isn't.  None are so blind as those who choose not to see. (AJ)

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