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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 [...]

Protecting our promise of perpetuity

Ruthann Yaeger has been a volunteer monitor for the Minnesota Land Trust for over a decade, going out annually to ensure that protected properties in the Rochester area were in good shape, and forging relationships with the owners over the years. Recently she decided to retire from volunteering, and shared her experiences with us. Ruthann [...]

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Baihly Woods

It Takes a Neighborhood

For over 21 years, a group of neighbors in Rochester have worked to preserve and maintain the beautiful natural woods behind their homes. A conservation easement through the Minnesota Land Trust has protected their hard work. In 1997 a group of neighbors in Rochester came together to form the Baihly Woods Preservation Association (BWPA), and to [...]

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