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Minnesota

This Land Is Your Land

We have helped conserve 650,000-plus acres of forest, grassland and freshwater habitat in Minnesota.

The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota has played an important role securing public lands that provide recreational opportunities as well as protect the state’s key natural areas.

Nature Conservancy projects have become state parks, wildlife management areas, national wildlife refuges – even a national park. During its more than 50 years of work in the state, The Nature Conservancy has helped conserve more than 650,000 acres of forest, grassland, and freshwater habitat in Minnesota.

The sites described below represent only a fraction of our projects in Minnesota. These are sites where the public is encouraged to visit.

We hope you are inspired to explore them and to join us as a member. Together, we can conserve more of our best lands and waters for everyone's benefit.    

After all, this land is YOUR land.



Tettegouche State Park

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Voyageurs National Park

Glendalough State Park

Nerstrand Big Woods

Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Management Areas

Scientific and Natural Areas

By Bill Allen

Bill Allen is a freelance writer based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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