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Protecting Minnesota’s North Woods

Minnesota’s iconic northern forests are home to some of Minnesota’s most storied species and provide unique outdoor recreation and hunting opportunities. Unfortunately, as the development of forest lands has accelerated over the years, the extensive network of wildlife habitat and publicly accessible open space in northern Minnesota has been threatened. Working to reverse this trend, [...]

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Restoring Bluffs in the Driftless

Rising high above the valleys below, the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota are part of the most biodiverse region of Minnesota. Untouched by glaciers, this unique topography has been shaped by the rivers and streams carving through it. Unfortunately, development and invasive species have put this unique habitat at risk and are slowly eroding a Minnesota [...]

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Increasing a wildlife habitat complex

Nestled between the expansive Chippewa National Forest and beautiful Land O’Lakes State Forest lies Thunder Lake, a quickly developing lake in Cass County. A lake with high water quality, Thunder Lake is home to iconic Minnesota species like the common loon. Thanks to the generosity of Bruce Steiner and his family, 49 acres of natural [...]

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Two pelicans sunning themselves on the shoreline

Restoring a Place For Birds

Pelican Lake and connected Lake Christina in Grant County were once premier duck viewing and hunting destinations in Minnesota; important stopover sites for migrating ducks coming from across the United States. Along with pelicans and other birds, the shallow waters and undisturbed shoreline created a haven for waterfowl of all sorts. Unfortunately, as development began [...]

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Shoreline of Camp Patmos, Stony Lake

Stony Lake Shoreline Protected Forever

The Leech Lake area has seen increased development in the past few years as families seek a high-quality rural living experience. That increased development at times has come at the expense of Minnesota’s remaining natural lands and clean waters. Local families and landowners, however, have stepped up to protect the places that matter most, working [...]

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