Minnesota

Field Trips and Events

Join us in enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the North Star State.




Special Events


  • Springs and Algific Talus Slope

    Seven Springs Wildlife Management Area
    NOTE: Meet in parking lot at visitor center for Mystery Cave State Park. We'll then drive to Seven Springs WMA. 
    June 25, 2016

    OVERVIEW: Join the Conservancy’s David Schmidt on a hike to see springs associated with Mystery Cave and an algific talus slope, a rare geological feature where cold air emerges from the ground. The tour will take provide a sneak peek of Seven Springs WMA, a ne... Learn more


  • Forest Birds of the North Shore

    Encampment Forest, northeast of Two Harbors, Minnesota
    June 25, 2016

    Join the Conservancy’s Jim Manolis and Annie Bracey, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, on a guided birding tour within Encampment Forest, a privately-owned old-growth forest the Conservancy has helped protect on Minnesota’s Northshore. We... Learn more


  • Lake Alexander Open House

    Lake Alexander Preserve
    August 13, 2016

    The 1,734-acre Lake Alexander Preserve, located just west of Crow Wing County and the Brainerd Lakes area, is part of a 180,000-acre mosaic of red and white pines, wetlands, and hardwood forests, and is one of the Conservancy's great success stories in Minnesota. Wh... Learn more


  • Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Tour

    Location: Tallgrass Aspen Parkland north of Karlstad, Minnesota
    July 30, 2016

    Join the Conservancy's Jonathan Eerkes and see how the Conservancy is restoring prairie and oak savanna in the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland, one of the most intact grasslands in the Midwest. Space is Limited; Register by June 22 Register by contacting Jonathan Eerkes a... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


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    Volunteer Opportunities
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    Nature Conservancy volunteers offer us a way to increase our effectiveness, expand our range and complete more critically important work while developing lasting friendships and having a lot of fun. Learn more


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