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Prairie Pothole

A Ducky Partnership

Minnesota is renowned for its ecosystem diversity; countless wildlife, plants and insects call it home. So, it may not be surprising to learn that Minnesota is also home to America’s “Duck Factory”, one of the most productive nesting areas for waterfowl in North America. The prairie pothole region, found in western Minnesota, is a landscape [...]

Featured, Restoration

Black spruce bog

The Importance of Bogs

by volunteer journalist Genna Souffle In the rugged landscape of northeastern Minnesota, a diverse range of habitats converge in one of the most popular recreational destinations in the state. Rocky shoreline, highlands, streams, and spruce bogs provide habitat for a multitude of species. Dick Haney, a native of Duluth and landowner in the area, has [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration Program

Conserve your wetlands, grasslands, and woods while still owning your land The Sauk River is a crucial habitat corridor, supports a wide variety of wildlife, supplies numerous fishing and hunting opportunities, and is an important source of drinking water. The river is also a state- designated water trail providing additional outdoor recreational opportunities for the [...]

Grants, Protection Grants

North Shore Coldwater Fisheries Program

Conserve forest and wetlands while still owning your land Your land is important to you and has a unique character and history. As a landowner, you can be compensated for permanently protecting your property with a conservation easement. The Minnesota Land Trust is currently accepting applications to participate in the North Shore Coldwater Fisheries Program, [...]

Grants, Protection Grants

Protecting Minnesota’s North Woods

Minnesota’s iconic northern forests are home to some of Minnesota’s most storied species and provide unique outdoor recreation and hunting opportunities. Unfortunately, as the development of forest lands has accelerated over the years, the extensive network of wildlife habitat and publicly accessible open space in northern Minnesota has been threatened. Working to reverse this trend, [...]

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