Restoration

Common Tern

Interstate Island

On Interstate Island in the Duluth-Superior harbor — straddling the Minnesota and Wisconsin state line — 40,000 Ring-billed gulls hang out. They’re relatively safe there, and the french fries are easy pickings from nearby Canal Park tourists. This island was historically about 5 acres of gravelly sand, but because water levels have been rising, flooding [...]

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Minnesota Land Trust Request for Proposal

This is a Request for a Proposal (RFP) inviting qualified firms to submit proposals to complete habitat restoration services (described below) on property owned by Minnesota Valley Lands, Inc. within the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s Rapids Lake Unit in Carver, Minnesota. It is REQUIRED that Contractors attend one of the following on-site visits before [...]

Restoration

Prairie field of Black-eyed Susans

Private Lands Restoration with the Minnesota Land Trust

Since 1991, the Minnesota Land Trust has been working with private landowners, local communities, and local partners to protect natural land across the state. Since then, we have protected over 60,000 acres of natural land, forever. Although many of these properties come to us in great shape, many of them include retired agricultural areas, have [...]

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Mark and buckthorn

Invasives Round Up

As previously mentioned, in most restorations, monitoring and management of invasive species is often a long-term follow-up task that is required to ensure continued success of the restored area. In our travels, we have compiled a list of the top five most commonly seen invasive species across Minnesota Land Trust protected properties. Although our list [...]

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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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