Minnesota Land Trust

A nonprofit organization

$498,276 raised by 1,341 donors

The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota's vital natural landscapes across seven strategic conservation program areas to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences, and scenic beauty for future generations for all Minnesotans. Our work emphasizes three core areas: 

  • Land & Water Protection: Permanently protecting land through conservation easements and effective land management. Learn more about conservation
  • Land & Shoreline Restoration: Restoring habitats to support healthy, resilient ecosystems, promote environmental services and species biodiversity. Learn more about habitat restoration
  • Nature Engagement: Fostering a conservation ethos by building connections to nature and increasing access to meaningful nature experiences for all Minnesotans. Learn more about nature engagement.

With your help, we can do even more! Donate today or visit us at www.mnland.org to learn more.  

5 Million Reasons—One Simple Action

There are over 5 million people in Minnesota, each with a unique relationship to nature, including our lands, water, and wildlife. How do you connect with nature in Minnesota?

Perhaps there’s a special place that you feel connected to and visit each year? Is it mountain biking in the north woods that gets your heart racing, or forest bathing beside a pristine stream in southern Minnesota that returns you to yourself—maybe both?

Perhaps it’s connecting with your culture and ancestors through traditional Indigenous practices that rely on native crops and plants, like manoomin (wild rice) and baapaagimaak (black ash trees).

Or maybe it’s seeing the joy in your grandchildren’s faces as they swim in a clean, cool lake on a hot summer day—and a fervent wish to ensure that future generations get to have the same experience. Maybe it’s a simple sense of duty, the responsibility we feel to protect something...or someone that has given us so much.   

There are millions of reasons why it's important to protect untouched landscapes and restore imperiled habitat in Minnesota, but there's just one simple action you need to take right now if you want to help. You see, we have years—not decades—to implement conservation and restoration strategies that will help preserve the iconic natural spaces and lands we love foreverWill you join us?

Today is the day to take one simple action to permanently protect 
the iconic and imperiled Minnesota places we love.

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Protecting the Lands We Love for All, Forever

Minnesotans have a strong tradition of nature appreciation and outdoor recreation. Though we are diverse, we have shared experiences, community, and culture, all of which are shaped by the rich and varied lands we inhabit, and we must work together to protect these distinct and special places, including the:

  • Northern forests and peatbogs
  • St. Louis River Estuary and Lake Superior as well as the Minnesota, St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers (among countless other brooks, streams, and lakes)
  • Rare oak savannas and threatened hardwood forests of southern Minnesota
  • Endangered grasslands, pollinator prairies, and prairie wetlands that comprise the nation's "duck factory" in west-central Minnesota
  • Cool, climate change-resilient southeastern Minnesota blufflands

Protecting these beautiful and iconic spaces for future generations also helps slow climate change by grounding more carbon, reducing carbon emissions, defragmenting habitats and building healthy, resilient ecosystems that support species biodiversity. 

With your support, we’re poised to double our restoration impact and 
permanently protect even more Minnesota land and undeveloped shoreline.


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The Minnesota Land Trust is a 501(c)3 public charity. 


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Minnesota Land Trust

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2356 University Ave W Ste 240
St. Paul, MN 55114



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