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Ned Phillips

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 [...]

Featured, Protected Property

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 [...]

Featured, Miscellaneous

Shoreline of Camp Patmos, Stony Lake

Stony Lake Shoreline Protected Forever

The Leech Lake area has seen increased development in the past few years as families seek a high-quality rural living experience. That increased development at times has come at the expense of Minnesota’s remaining natural lands and clean waters. Local families and landowners, however, have stepped up to protect the places that matter most, working [...]

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