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Ned Phillips
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What’s that plant?

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a plant or animal track that you just can’t place? Have you heard familiar birdsong you wish you could Shazam? Well thanks to your smartphone, you don’t have to have a degree in natural sciences to become more familiar with the world outside (and yes, there’s [...]

Featured, Miscellaneous

Welcome to Our New Staff

We’re happy to introduce the latest additions to our staff. With the additional capacity for protection, restoration, and legal work, we can keep accelerating the pace of conservation in Minnesota. Haley Golz – Private Land Restoration Program Manager Haley Golz, Private Lands Restoration Program Manager, is working with our landowners to develop and complete restoration [...]

Staff Update

A Rare Find on Lake Superior

The Minnesota Land Trust has protected thousands of acres of land in northeastern Minnesota, including a number of properties along Lake Superior. Every year properties are monitored by volunteers or staff, looking for any issues or changes to the land. Two years ago, staff member Mark van der Linden made a surprising discovery while walking [...]

Protected Property

A Win for the Otter Tail River

Population growth on the I-94 corridor between Fargo and the Twin Cities metro area has accelerated in recent decades, putting development pressure on the forests, wetlands, farmland, and lakes around it. In Otter Tail County, that’s meant the waterways we all rely on to drink, fish, and swim have faced growing impacts. Fortunately, a local [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Wood duck in water

Wetland Habitat Protection Program

Wetlands and shallow lakes provide essential habitat that waterfowl and other wildlife need to survive. Prairie Pothole Country lies within a major migratory bird flyway and is the core to the nation’s “duck factory.” The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for willing landowners to participate in the Wetland Habitat Protection Program, a conservation initiative to [...]

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