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 [...]

Protecting and Restoring the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

The tallgrass aspen parklands of northwestern Minnesota is a region with a unique mix of wetlands, woodlands, and grasslands. Through time, the region has been maintained by dynamic cycles of precipitation, fire, and grazing which provide essential habitat to birds like the sharp-tailed grouse, upland sandpiper, American bittern, least bittern, Franklin’s gull, and countless other [...]

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Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration Program

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 region. The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for willing landowners to participate [...]

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Wetland Habitat Protection Program

Wetlands and shallow lakes provide essential habitat that waterfowl and other wildlife need to survive. Prairie Pothole Country lies within a major migratory bird flyway and is the core to the nation’s “duck factory.” The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for willing landowners to participate in the Wetland Habitat Protection Program, a conservation initiative to [...]

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Bluffs in Southeast Minnesota

Blufflands Protection Program

Minnesota’s distinctive Southeast Blufflands are home to the state’s most diverse array of forest, prairies, streams, and wildlife. The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for willing landowners to participate in the Blufflands Protection Program, a conservation initiative to permanently protect high quality habitat complexes in southeastern Minnesota. For more information Nick Bancks Program Manager 651-917-6295 [...]

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