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Adult bison in front of winterscape

A Bison and Native Prairie Partnership Thrives in Central Minnesota

Situated in Morrison County, Minnesota, within the Minnesota Land Trust’s Rum River & St. Croix River conservation program area approximately 15 miles from Mille Lacs Lake, this 552-acre protected property features rolling terrain with a mix of grasslands, forest, and wetlands. In addition to the bison herd that grazes on various herbaceous grasses and forbs [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Goats surround an invasive shrub and eat it

Goats Help Restore Resilient Lands in Southeastern Minnesota

Goats are known for all kinds of antics, including “yelling,” “fainting,” and of course climbing into everything from delivery trucks to trees. In southeastern Minnesota, on a Winona County property protected by a Minnesota Land Trust conservation easement, these functionally majestic animals are being leveraged for another one of their innate talents – the ability to destroy everything of a certain size in their path. In this case, they’re helping property [...]

Featured, Restoration

Prairie Pothole

A Ducky Partnership

Minnesota is renowned for its ecosystem diversity; countless wildlife, plants and insects call it home. So, it may not be surprising to learn that Minnesota is also home to America’s “Duck Factory”, one of the most productive nesting areas for waterfowl in North America. The prairie pothole region, found in western Minnesota, is a landscape [...]

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Black spruce bog

The Importance of Bogs

by volunteer journalist Genna Souffle In the rugged landscape of northeastern Minnesota, a diverse range of habitats converge in one of the most popular recreational destinations in the state. Rocky shoreline, highlands, streams, and spruce bogs provide habitat for a multitude of species. Dick Haney, a native of Duluth and landowner in the area, has [...]

Featured, Protected Property

Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration Program

Conserve your wetlands, grasslands, and woods while still owning your land The Sauk River is a crucial habitat corridor, supports a wide variety of wildlife, supplies numerous fishing and hunting opportunities, and is an important source of drinking water. The river is also a state- designated water trail providing additional outdoor recreational opportunities for the [...]

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