A southwestern Minnesota landscape featuring Pipestone Creek

Accelerating Habitat Conservation in Southwest Minnesota Program

Southwestern Minnesota includes important geological features, waterways and habitat that people and wildlife rely on, including prairie grasslands, one of three North American biomes that converge in the state. This portion of the state includes the Minnesota Land Trust’s Prairie Coteau and Minnesota River Corridor conservation regions, where land protection focuses on the Minnesota River [...]

Protecting Minnesota’s Lakes of Outstanding Biological Significance

Conserve shoreland and protect water quality while still owning your land 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 Lakes of Outstanding [...]

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Sauk River Watershed Protection Program

The Sauk River, a state-designated water trail, provides an excellent recreational opportunity for paddlers. A variety of landscapes unfold along the 90-mile Sauk River, including near-shore wetlands and oak savannas, as well as prairie grasslands and thick hardwood forests—home to most of the birds that are native to central Minnesota, including cardinals, woodpeckers and a [...]

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A man stands on a rock outcrop in northern Minnesota fishing on a tree lined river with rapids in the foreground

North Shore Coldwater Fisheries Program

Fishing at Big Fork River, a state water trail. Conserve Forest & Wetlands While Still Owning Your Land The Minnesota Land Trust is currently accepting applications to participate in the North Shore Coldwater Fisheries Program, a conservation initiative to permanently protect high quality wildlife habitat along cold water rivers and streams in the Lake Superior [...]

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A great blue heron soars above cattails and a wetland

Anoka Sand Plain Protection Program

Protect the land you love The Anoka Sand Plain contains thousands of shallow wetlands, miles of scenic rivers and streams, and the largest concentration of critically imperiled oak savanna in the Midwest. The Anoka Sand Plain also serves as a critical filter for the aquifer that provides the Twin Cities and east-central Minnesota with most [...]

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