Twin Cities Metro Conservation Program Area Plan

The Minnesota Land Trust’s Twin Cities Metro Conservation Program Area encompasses the rapidly growing Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area that contains a majority of Minnesota’s increasingly diversifying population. The Minnesota Land Trust’s 2017-2027 goals for the Twin Cities Metro are to: Protect 5,000 acres of private lands Restore 1,500 acres of public and private lands [...]


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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Partnering for Conservation

Stillwater based Architecture and Design Firm, BLUE-PENCIL COLLECTIVE, was built on the audacious goal of reversing humanities footprint. Last fall they made the decision to become a carbon neutral business, and turned to the Minnesota Land Trust as a partner thanks to our work to protect and restore natural lands across our state. The construction [...]


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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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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