Treasured Places

Reflecting on our 2018 program

A celebration of the lands we love!

Property tour host, Dave talking about his prairie restoration.

Property tour host, Dave talking about his prairie restoration.

Dave Jacobson hosted a prairie tour at his 160-acre Century Farm north of Sauk Centre for our 2018 Treasured Places event.  Prior to the tour, a short program and presentation was held in Alexandria. Every year a new location around the state is selected for the event. Check back in late summer to find out where our 2019 event will be held. See more photos from this special day towards the bottom of the page.

A Treasured Places Tradition…

Volunteers, landowners, and partners are key to conservation success, so much so, that every year at Treasured Places, we honor a select person of the year for each of these titles. Below are photos of our 2018 honorees. (View a list of previous winners.)

2018 Volunteers of the Year, Chuck and Betty Selander

2018 John Peck Volunteers of the Year, Betty and Chuck Selander
Photo: Kris Larson (Minnesota Land Trust), Betty Selander, Chuck Selander, Andrew Moe (Minnesota Land Trust)

Ann Thies, Mike Niziolek, Kris Larson

2018 Landowner of the Year, Mike Niziolek
Photo: Ann Thies (Minnesota Land Trust), Mike Niziolek, Kris Larson (Minnesota Land Trust)

Kris Larson, John Riens, Sheldon Myerchin, Shawn Papon Wayne Ostlie

2018 Partner of the Year, Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Photo: Kris Larson, (Minnesota Land Trust), John Riens, (USFWS) Sheldon Myerchin, (USFWS), Shawn Papon (USFWS), Wayne Ostlie, (Minnesota Land Trust)

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Treasured Places Tradition

View a historical list of previous honorees for Volunteer, Landowner, or Partner of the Year.

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