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Ned Phillips

When Conservation is a Way of Life

As the city of Cold Spring has grown, development has come with it, chipping away at the natural lands surrounding the city that so many have used for recreation and hunting. In spite of this changing landscape, local residents Elaine and Frank Lindell are determined to preserve the way of life they have enjoyed on [...]

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Twin Cities Metro Habitat Protection Program

You can protect Minnesota’s most important natural areas in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Your land is important to you and has a unique character and history. As a landowner, you can be compensated for permanently protecting your property with a conservation easement. The Minnesota Land Trust is currently accepting applications to participate in the [...]

Partnering for Conservation

Stillwater based Architecture and Design Firm, BLUE-PENCIL COLLECTIVE, was built on the audacious goal of reversing humanities footprint. Last fall they made the decision to become a carbon neutral business, and turned to the Minnesota Land Trust as a partner thanks to our work to protect and restore natural lands across our state. The construction [...]


Minnesota Land Trust Applying for Renewal of Accreditation

The Minnesota Land Trust is applying for the second renewal of its accreditation. This status is awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Protecting land forever relies on more than just writing a valid conservation easement and having staff to monitor properties, it also relies on a [...]

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Protecting the Family Farm

Houston County has a rich tradition of farming, and family farms still dot the landscape here in Southeast Minnesota. Development has accelerated however, leading to the loss of some cherished family farms and putting the health of our waterways at risk. Thanks to Bob and Michelle Scanlan though, one family farm will be protected forever [...]

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