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Minnesota

Field Trips and Events

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




Special Events


  • Canoe the Mississippi

    Hidden Falls Park, St. Paul, MN
    August 22, 2015

    Overview: Canoe the Mighty Mississippi with The Nature Conservancy and outfitter Wilderness Inquiry. Flowing through the heart of the Twin Cities Metro region, the Mississippi River offers unparalleled opportunities for viewing wildlife, learning about nature, a... Learn more


  • Rare Orchid Hike

    Pembina Trail Preserve near Crookston, MN
    July 11, 2015

    Hike our Pembina Trail Preserve, an exceptional tallgrass prairie remnant which is home to one of the nation’s best populations of western prairie fringed orchids. This rare wildflower is expected to be in bloom in mid-July. Look for it, other prairie wildflowe... Learn more


  • Arctic Alpine Plants of the North Shore

    Schroeder, MN
    July 11, 2015

    Cooler temperatures along Lake Superior’s North Shore can create a microclimate ideal for plants that otherwise grow only in arctic or alpine settings. Hike this rocky shoreline near Temperance River State Park with Dr. John Pastor, a Professor of Biology at th... Learn more


  • Lake Alexander Open House

    Lake Alexander Preserve
    August 22, 2015

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


  • Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Tour

    Meet at the Conservancy office in Karlstad, Minnesota
    August 29, 2015

    Join us for an introduction to the Conservancy’s Tallgrass Aspen Parkland project in one of Minnesota’s most intact and spectacular grasslands. Elk will be in rut during your visit and you might hear (and possibly see) these great animals bugling. ... Learn more


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