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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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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 [...]

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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Burning the Prairie

For thousands of years, prairie fires were common across much of Minnesota. Some were naturally-occurring events and some were set by Native Americans as a way to rejuvenate the prairie. Many of today’s landowners use prescribed fires to restore the land. A few weeks ago we joined Dr. Dick Huston as he held a prescribed [...]

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