The fragmentation of industrial forestland ownership is among the greatest threats faced by Minnesota wildlife and it further threatens timber-related jobs and public access. Minnesota has an urgent window of opportunity to conserve our northwoods way of life.
This five-minute long video was broadcast as part of "Minnesota: A History of the Land," a documentary series chronicling 16,000 years of the state's history from the retreat of the last glaciers to today.
The series was produced by the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.
To find out more about how the Nature Conservancy and its partners are working to conserve Minnesota's northern forests, visit the Minnesota Forest Legacy Partnership page.