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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A Link Between Fish and Forest

Parts of this first appeared in our print Mid-Year Review. Sign up for Land Trust print and online publications and get updates on what’s happening with conservation across our state! It’s prophetic, in a way, that Candace Gouze’s birthday falls on Earth Day. After all, she’s led her family’s extraordinary efforts to protect their own [...]

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What’s Bugging my Trees?

This article originally appeared in the print version of the 2019 Landowner Newsletter. Minnesota Forests Overview According to the 2017 USDA Forests of Minnesota Resource Update, approximately 17.7 million acres (35%) of Minnesota’s total land is forested. While forests predominate in the northern and eastern part of Minnesota, forest and woodland areas can be found [...]

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