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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Nature

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located in the heart of the Northern Great Plains Steppe Ecoregion. Although mixed grass prairie is the predominant natural vegetation of this region, the floodplain forest and upland woody draws and shrublands associated with the Missouri and Heart rivers make up a large portion of the park's natural vegetation.

 
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Several of the park's most significant assets are its intact natural communities. Communities within the park include:

  • Needle and Thread-Blue Grama Mixed Grass Prairie
  • Northern Great Plains Little Bluestem Prairie
  • Wheatgrass-Needle and Thread Mixed Grass Prairie
  • Northern Plains Transition Bluestem Prairie
  • Buffaloberry Shrubland
  • Western Snowberry Shrubland
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry Shrubland
  • Cottonwood-Green Ash Floodplain Forest
  • Great Plains Ash-Elm-Snowberry Forest
  • Green Ash-Elm Woody Draw
  • Bur Oak-Chokecherry-Western Snowberry Woodland
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