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Ned Phillips

Twin Cities Metro Conservation Program Area Plan

The Minnesota Land Trust’s Twin Cities Metro Conservation Program Area encompasses the rapidly growing Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area that contains a majority of Minnesota’s increasingly diversifying population. The Minnesota Land Trust’s 2017-2027 goals for the Twin Cities Metro are to: Protect 5,000 acres of private lands Restore 1,500 acres of public and private lands [...]

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Wabedo Lake

Honoring a legacy of conservation

Since she was a baby, Lynn Schwartz has spent summers at the family cabin on Wabedo Lake. Originally built by her dad in 1951, the cabin became a gathering place and a way for new family members to connect to the outdoors. “My dad bought the land when they were newly married, before they even [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Common Tern

Interstate Island

On Interstate Island in the Duluth-Superior harbor — straddling the Minnesota and Wisconsin state line — 40,000 Ring-billed gulls hang out. They’re relatively safe there, and the french fries are easy pickings from nearby Canal Park tourists. This island was historically about 5 acres of gravelly sand, but because water levels have been rising, flooding [...]

Featured, Restoration

Hunke property

Protecting Water Quality in Kabekona Lake

As development has increased around Minnesota’s lakes, protecting what undisturbed shoreline remains is vital for ensuring water quality. Fortunately, conservation-minded individuals like Donald Hunke have stepped up around the region to protect the lands and waters we all rely on. Recently Hunke worked with the Minnesota Land Trust to preserve his unique forested property near [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Minnesota Land Trust Request for Proposal

This is a Request for a Proposal (RFP) inviting qualified firms to submit proposals to complete habitat restoration services (described below) on property owned by Minnesota Valley Lands, Inc. within the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s Rapids Lake Unit in Carver, Minnesota. It is REQUIRED that Contractors attend one of the following on-site visits before [...]

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