What a Legacy!
Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Is Crucial to Conservation
The Nature Conservancy protected all of the properties shown on the map below with funding from Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2008.
Funding for the acquisitions was provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which was created under the Legacy Amendment, through appropriations by the Minnesota Legislature as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
All of these properties are open to the public for hiking, photography and bird-watching. The Minnesota State Constitution also requires all properties purchased with Outdoor Heritage Fund dollars to be open to hunting.
The Nature Conservancy works to manage and restore these lands to their natural condition prior to European settlement for the benefit of people, native plants and wildlife.
Learn more about the Clean Water & Legacy Amendment and the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Blazing Star Prairie
Bluestem Prairie Addition
Chippewa Prairie Addition
Lake Johanna Esker
Norman T. Dahlman WMA Addition
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge (Brandenburg Prairie Unit, Forstrom Unit, Hoffman Unit, Mears Unit, Myers Unit, Okke Unit, Pavia Unit, Pell Creek Unit, Spieker Unit, Storm Unit, Woolcott Unit)
Ordway Prairie Addition
Plover Prairie Addition
Regal Meadow Addition
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest Additions
Ringo Nest WMA Addition
Rush Creek Woods WMA
Seven Springs WMA
Spring Prairie Preserve
Twin Valley Prairie Addition
Upper Manitou Forest Preserve Addition
Whitewater WMA Addition
For additional information on The Nature Conservancy’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment projects, contact Minnesota@tnc.org.
The Outdoor Heritage Fund, as well as the other funds established as a result of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, is overseen by the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC). The Commission can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.