Glacial Lake Agassiz Beach Ridges

The wide-open spaces spread out beneath the big sky of western Minnesota create one of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. Fall brings clouds of migrating waterfowl and every pothole becomes a carpet of bird life. The sparse population means that many miles often separate neighbors, but they are linked by a strong sense of community and the familial ties that go back for several generations. Recreational opportunities abound for the sportsman and the nature enthusiast amid the large blocks of wild lands. This diverse and expansive landscape calls to mind a time that is lost for much of Minnesota but is still able to be preserved in the Agassiz Beach Ridges region.

Region Leader: Henry Van Offelen, 218-849-5270,
Facilitator: Cindy Bigger, 218-998-5793,

Meeting Schedule

  • April 5, 2007 - Glyndon Senior Center, Glyndon
  • April 26, 2007 - Moorhead Public Library, Moorhead

Meeting Participants

  • Brian Winter, The Nature Conservancy Greg Hauck, Concordia College*
  • Don Buckhout, Department of Natural Resources
  • Jerry VanAmburg, Buffalo Red Watershed District
  • Scott Kahan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Dave Friedl, Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries
  • Jim Piehl, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Pete Waller, Department of Natural Resources
  • Steve Hofstad, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Molly McGregor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Henry Van Offelen, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Curt Borchert, Norman County SWCD
  • Aaron Neubert, Mahnomen County, SWCD
  • Earl Johnson, Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society