Protecting natural and scenic land throughout Minnesota: places where wildlife will thrive, and places that define our Minnesota heritage.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could make sure that the wild and scenic places that make Minnesota great could stay that way forever?
Simply put, that's what we're doing... with the support of our members.
The Minnesota Land Trust has been working with public and private landowners since 1991 to make sure that our forests, prairies, lakes and rivers remain free from development forever.
With the support of people like you, we're permanently protecting more than 43,000 acres of natural and scenic land including working farms and forestlands, youth camps and even nature sanctuaries.
We're protecting goat prairies and oak savannah. We're protecting habitat for migratory birds and threatened species. We're protecting places of historic significance such as Sigurd Olson's Listening Point and Ernest Oberholtzer's Rainy Lake home.
These are places that wildlife need to thrive, where people need to play.... and places that define our Minnesota heritage.
Recently, for example, member support has helped to permanently protect 1,400 feet of shoreline that is home to bald eagles and muskies on the shores of Mille Lacs Lake!
Other projects in the works include 163 acres near Nerstrand Woods, over 2400 feet of shoreline along a North Shore trout stream, and more than 500 acres of old-growth forest in Itasca County.
With your help, we can do even more. Thank you!