Twelve years ago, The Nature Conservancy undertook an ambitious project: converting thousands of acres of low-quality farmland to native tallgrass prairie and wetland in northwest Minnesota. That effort became the largest prairie-wetland restoration in U.S. history and created what is now Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge.
Glacial Ridge is the largest-prairie wetland restoration in U.S. history. Learn more
Reconstructing Glacial Ridge’s prairies and wetlands was a monumental undertaking. Read more
The Nature Conservancy restored Glacial Ridge with the help of more than 30 partners including the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Explore
A landmark effort to restore prairie, wetlands and life in northwestern Minnesota. View slideshow