Volunteers play a critical role in the helping the Minnesota Land Trust achieve its mission of protecting the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life. Interested in volunteering?

Ways to Get Involved

  • Become a certified volunteer monitor (read more below about this process.) Already a certified volunteer monitor?  Here’s your information page
  • Assist with events (planning, hosting, working, or cleaning up)
  • Help in the office with filing, database maintenance, and communications
  • Photograph protected properties or events (for experienced photographers with advanced equipment)
  • Other – what skills do you have that you would be willing to contribute to the Land Trust? Contact us!

Experience directly related to land conservation and natural resource protection is always welcome.

Certified Volunteer Monitors

The Minnesota Land Trust protects over 731 properties (and counting) across the state. We visit each landowner and monitor each protected property annually. Volunteer monitors are critical in helping us achieve this goal. Each year approximately 100 certified volunteer monitors assist the Land Trust with monitoring. The Land Trust seeks to give the support that each volunteer needs to have a meaningful experience.

At this time, the Land Trust is recruiting volunteer monitors in the following geographic areas: Western MN (New London-Spicer area north to Detroit Lakes), far northwestern MN (Roseau area), and southeast MN (Houston and Winona counties in particular).  Volunteers living in other areas with a willingness to travel are also welcome to apply.


All volunteer monitors are asked to complete a certification process and commit to at least two or three years of monitoring.

To become certified, volunteers must:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Attend a classroom training session
  • Visit a protected property with a staff mentor

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer monitor or would like more information, please contact:

Andrew Moe, Stewardship Program Manager at amoe@mnland.org or 651-917-6293 or contact us.

If you already are a certified volunteer monitor, click here for an information page to help you with monitoring.

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The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota’s most vital natural lands. Learn more.

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