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A Place for Bears

Standing on the viewing deck at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, conversations suddenly shift to excited whispers as a bear ambles onto the scene. This bear is one of many different black bears that stop by the Sanctuary throughout the year to seek out the respite offered by the well-maintained northern forest. And now 360 [...]

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Sauk River drone

Protecting a Family Hunting Legacy

Kenny Klehr has been hunting on the same piece of land his family owns on the Sauk River in Central Minnesota ever since he was boy. His grandson, now 15, started going along to the deer stands when “he was just a tyke,” said Kenny Klehr’s wife, Judy Klehr. “He’s grown up with it.” Now, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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