Floodplain Forest

Fig 17: The floodplain forest with the Mississippi River on the right, the city of St. Paul in the distance, and new trail development at the bottom of the photo. Landscapes such as these, with the proximity of ecologically valuable spaces, urban space, and recreational space, all of which still have Dakota presence, are why this stretch of the Mississippi River was named a unit of the National Park system in 1988. Image courtesy of the author.