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Protected: Protecting and Restoring the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

The tallgrass aspen parklands of northwestern Minnesota is a region with a unique mix of wetlands, woodlands, and grasslands. Through time, the region has been maintained by dynamic cycles of precipitation, fire, and grazing which provide essential habitat to birds like the sharp-tailed grouse, upland sandpiper, American bittern, least bittern, Franklin’s gull, and countless other [...]

Grants, Protection Grants

What’s Bugging my Trees?

This article originally appeared in the print version of the 2019 Landowner Newsletter. Minnesota Forests Overview According to the 2017 USDA Forests of Minnesota Resource Update, approximately 17.7 million acres (35%) of Minnesota’s total land is forested. While forests predominate in the northern and eastern part of Minnesota, forest and woodland areas can be found [...]

Featured, Miscellaneous

Protecting Minnesota’s North Shore

Kyle and Robin Weideman wanted to find that perfect North Shore property for their family to enjoy, while at the same time protecting the land and water that makes the area so important to our state. And now, thanks to their hard work and generosity, almost 1,000 acres of iconic North Shore wilderness wedged between [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Building a Home for Nature

Minnesota’s Mississippi Headwaters area has seen a popular resurgence in recent years, as Minnesotans have rediscovered the natural beauty and recreation opportunities in the area. This explosive growth however has had its downsides, particularly as other land uses such as potato farming have simultaneously increased in the area. These development and land use pressures have [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Sauk map

Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration Program

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 region. The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for willing landowners to participate [...]

Featured, Grants, Protection Grants

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