The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota works to conserve the lands and waters on which life depends. Enjoy some of our favorite conservation stories!
Thanks to your support, 2017 was a great year for land and water conservation in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Enjoy this beautiful slideshow of the lands, waters, plants and wildlife The Nature Conservancy helped protect.
This patchwork of public and private land within the Red River Valley in Minnesota is a haven for birds, birders and wildlife.
Award-winning photographer and National Geographic fellow Joel Sartore is on a mission—to document the plants and animals that share our planet before they disappear and get people to care while there is still time.
Like grassland birds, prairie butterflies are in trouble due to loss of habitat and other threats. The Nature Conservancy is working to save them by protecting and restoring native grasslands – their only home.
Compared to many parts of the country, much of Minnesota is as flat as a pancake. Despite our modest topography, the state has some terrific natural overlooks. We’ve put together a slideshow to showcase 10 of our favorite views of Minnesota.
It’s spring and that’s a great time for many species of birds to come back to Minnesota. We’ve put together a slideshow to highlight some of the best places to see spring migrants.
The Nature Conservancy and partners including the Minnesota Zoo are working to save prairie butterflies including the increasingly rare Dakota skipper.
The Conservancy is protecting Minnesota’s forests and the many benefits they provide to people and nature.
The Conservancy is protecting one of the world’s least protected, most imperiled habitats in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Thanks to the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, we've protected additional lands and waters in Minnesota.
The Conservancy and its partners are working in the Mississippi Headwaters to protect the drinking water source for millions of people.
Guided by science, adaptation forestry combines management and planting efforts to bolster forest resilience.
The Conservancy is working to ensure that people and nature have enough clean water to thrive.
The Conservancy and its partners are working to protect one of America's first Wild and Scenic Rivers.
With our partners, The Nature Conservancy restored a corn field to benefit wildlife and help protect our neighbors.
Learn how Conservancy supporters Darby and Geri Nelson are supporting our work in the St. Croix River basin, Mississippi River headwaters and Root River basin.
We’re working with landowners and other conservation organizations to protect the remaining 90,000 acres of native prairie and savanna in the state.
It’s possible in Minnesota to watch the love life of creatures as small as fireflies and as big as elk.
Find out how this ancient fish has come back
Explore some of the great nature places in or near the Twin Cities.
The Conservancy is working with partners to make Minnesota's forests healthier and more diverse
The Conservancy protected this landmark island near Duluth
Got questions about how fire helps us accomplish resource-management objective? We’ve got answers.
Learn how to transition your land to a prairie that meets your needs.