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Minnesota Land Trust Honors City of Duluth as Partner of the Year

Minnesota Land Trust honors City of Duluth as Partner of the Year, national natural spaces planning leader October 20, 2022, Saint Paul, Minn. On Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., the Minnesota Land Trust will honor the City of Duluth as its Partner of the Year at the DECC Harbor Side Convention Center in [...]

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Restoring Coastal Wetlands for Migrating Birds

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected in northern Minnesota in 2015 in the Duluth area. The insect, originating from Southeast Asia, is an invasive pest that is expected to eventually destroy most of Minnesota’s nearly 1 billion ash trees, possibly impacting over a million acres of ash-dominated forest in Minnesota. The proactive work of [...]

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Protecting Minnesota’s Lakes of Outstanding Biological Significance

Conserve shoreland and protect water quality 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 Lakes of Outstanding [...]

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Common Tern

Restoring Habitat for a Threatened Species on Interstate Island

Big problems require a champion, someone with a specific mix of skills, connections, and vision, who can systematically and patiently work a process and stay connected to the larger purpose to bring the vision into reality. In 2019, Interstate Island and its Common Tern colony needed a champion. The 6-acre dredge spoil island in the [...]

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A land peninsula with trees juts into the mostly smooth water as a cloudy sky reflects

St. Croix Watershed Research Station Land Permanently Protected

Minnesota Land Trust, Washington County, and Science Museum of Minnesota permanently protect St. Croix Watershed Research Station Land At the Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station, groundwater bubbles up to the surface through a “boiling sand spring.” Native plant communities like cold-water wetlands, oak forests and restored prairie harbor a large number [...]

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