Minnesota

Places We Protect

Use this map or browse the list below to explore our preserves and places we protect in Minnesota.

The Nature Conservancy owns and manages more than 50 preserves in Minnesota. Download a copy of our Minnesota preserve guide (PDF, 2.2MB). Thanks to the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, we've protected additional lands and waters in Minnesota. See our Legacy Map for more information!

We do not maintain trails or facilities at our preserves nor do we have staff on duty. Please prepare for your visit and take proper precautions by reviewing our Preserve Visitation Guidelines. 

Northwestern Minnesota

Agassiz Dunes SNA
Anna Gronseth Prairie
Blazing Star Prairie SNA
Bluestem Prairie SNA
Foxhome Prairie
Frenchman's Bluff SNA
Glacial Ridge Project
Kettledrummer Prairie
Malmberg Prairie SNA
Margherita Preserve-Audubon Prairie
Miller Prairie
Norway Dunes
Pankratz Memorial Prairie
Pembina Trail Preserve SNA
Richard M. & Mathilde Rice Elliot SNA
Seven Sisters Prairie
Spring Prairie Preserve
Staffanson Prairie
Strandness Prairie
Town Hall Prairie
Twin Valley Prairie SNA
Wallace C. Dayton Conservation & Wildlife Area
Western Prairie SNA
Zimmerman Prairie

Northeastern Minnesota

Pigeon River Cliffs
St. Louis River Estuary
Sand Lake / Seven Beavers
Susie Island
Upper Manitou Forest

Central Minnesota

Lake Alexander Preserve
Leif Mountain
Moe Woods
Ordway Prairie
Paul Bunyan Savanna
Regal Meadow
Roscoe Prairie
Sheepberry Fen

Metro Area

Helen Allison Savanna SNA
Schaefer Prairie

Southeastern Minnesota

Ottawa Bluffs
Root River
Trout Lily
Weaver Dunes SNA

Southwestern Minnesota

Chippewa Prairie
Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie
Lindgren-Traeger Bird Sanctuary
Plover Prairie
Red Rock Prairie

Legacy Acquisitions

Beaches Lake
Belgium Prairie
Blazing Star Prairie
Bluestem Prairie Addition
Caribou Woodland
Chippewa Prairie Addition
Devil's Playground
Glacial Lakes
Lake Johanna Esker
Marcoux Prairie
Mentor Prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
    Mears Unit
    Pell Creek Unit
    Spieker Unit
    Storm Unit
Ordway Prairie Addition
Pelan Prairie
Plover Prairie Addition
Regal Meadow Addition
Rush Creek Woods WMA
Skull Lake
Spring Prairie Preserve
Twin Lakes
Tympanuchus Prairie

(view our Legacy map)

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