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Ned Phillips

Restoring Bluffs in the Driftless

Rising high above the valleys below, the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota are part of the most biodiverse region of Minnesota. Untouched by glaciers, this unique topography has been shaped by the rivers and streams carving through it. Unfortunately, development and invasive species have put this unique habitat at risk and are slowly eroding a Minnesota [...]

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Changing the Course on the Sauk

The Minnesota Land Trust is happy to announce that the Cold Spring Fen Habitat Restoration project along the Sauk River has been chosen for funding from the Coors Seltzer Change the Course partnership! On a property first protected by a conservation easement by the Land Trust in 2019, this project is an important partnership effort [...]

Featured, Restoration

Increasing a wildlife habitat complex

Nestled between the expansive Chippewa National Forest and beautiful Land O’Lakes State Forest lies Thunder Lake, a quickly developing lake in Cass County. A lake with high water quality, Thunder Lake is home to iconic Minnesota species like the common loon. Thanks to the generosity of Bruce Steiner and his family, 49 acres of natural [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Two pelicans sunning themselves on the shoreline

Restoring a Place For Birds

Pelican Lake and connected Lake Christina in Grant County were once premier duck viewing and hunting destinations in Minnesota; important stopover sites for migrating ducks coming from across the United States. Along with pelicans and other birds, the shallow waters and undisturbed shoreline created a haven for waterfowl of all sorts. Unfortunately, as development began [...]

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Kayakers paddling as the sunsets on the St. Louis River

Establishing the St. Louis River National Water Trail

The St. Louis River Estuary was officially designated as a National Water Trail by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on October 22, 2020! The Minnesota Land Trust worked hand in hand with the City of Duluth to both create the vision around the St. Louis River National Water Trail and also to pull together [...]

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