Below, Conservancy staff who are passionate about the places they are working to save share their thoughts on why these places matter to them and to all of us.
Marissa Ahlering planned to be a marine biologist but fell in love with prairies. See why she thinks these vast “seas of grass” are worth the time it takes to get to know them.
Doug Thompson moves around a lot but he keeps coming back to the “Big Woods.” See what attracts this outdoors guy to the northern forests.
Rich Biske loves trout and catching them on the fly. But see why this fisherman really thinks southeast Minnesota is one of the state’s best kept secrets.