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Your gift in support of clean air and water, and healthy natural lands is a lasting legacy, a gift to the environment and future generations of Minnesotans.

Why Conservation in Minnesota Matters

As our state grows, remaining natural places are under threat. Already in Minnesota:


of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams do not meet current water quality standards as of 2022.

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of wetlands have been lost, leading to poor water quality, increased flooding, and decreased wildlife habitat.

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of native prairies have been lost due to agriculture & developmentprairies are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.


of forests have been lost, habitat that 80% of land-dwelling species rely on and that is critical for clean, cold water & carbon storage.

That’s why the Minnesota Land Trust works to protect and restore the natural places we all cherish and engage the next generation in the outdoors. Learn more about how we’re having an impact together.

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Your Impact

With the help of donors, landowners, and volunteers the Land Trust works statewide to protect and restore the best natural places in Minnesota. Learn more!



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shoreline miles preserved


The Wests Help Ensure Safety for Wildlife in Northern Minnesota

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Follow our protection, restoration and engagement work, and learn about the native habitats and species that make Minnesota special. View more.

Our Mission

The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota’s most vital natural lands. Learn more.

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