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Otter Tail Mineral Lake

Protecting Water Quality in Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County is thriving, and with that increased population has come expanded development — some of which has begun to affect previously natural lands and waters. Fortunately, conservation-minded individuals in the area have stepped up to protect the resources we all rely on. Recently Theresa and Bob Harris worked with the Minnesota Land Trust [...]

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Prairie field of Black-eyed Susans

Private Lands Restoration with the Minnesota Land Trust

Since 1991, the Minnesota Land Trust has been working with private landowners, local communities, and local partners to protect natural land across the state. Since then, we have protected over 60,000 acres of natural land, forever. Although many of these properties come to us in great shape, many of them include retired agricultural areas, have [...]

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Mark and buckthorn

Invasives Round Up

As previously mentioned, in most restorations, monitoring and management of invasive species is often a long-term follow-up task that is required to ensure continued success of the restored area. In our travels, we have compiled a list of the top five most commonly seen invasive species across Minnesota Land Trust protected properties. Although our list [...]

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Kids gathered around each other while one holds a garter snake

Nature Nearby

By Josephine Marcotty The first find of the day — right next to the parking lot — was a tiny green caterpillar. After that they came thick and fast: a toad, another toad, deer prints in the mud, a snakeskin, and most thrilling of all, a tiny garter snake. It was the last day of [...]

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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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