Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Celebrating Land, Water and You in 2017!

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.

Thanks to your support, 2017 was an exciting year for land and water conservation in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota! We hope you enjoy these highlights of our work.

The federally-threatened Dakota skipper was reintroduced for the first time anywhere to our Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie preserve.

The Nature Conservancy launched a new effort to ensure that conifers endure in Minnesota’s Northwoods.

The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service signed a new agreement to help protect the genetic lineage of the bison herd at Wind Cave National Park.

Through 2017, The Nature Conservancy’s conservation easement technicians have worked with landowners and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect more than 25,000 acres of grasslands and wetlands in South Dakota.

The Nature Conservancy has now protected an additional 1,500 acres in the Felton Prairie area, a haven for rare birds and butterflies.

Through our Minnesota Headwaters Fund, The Nature Conservancy is helping the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources protect the Pine River, which flows into the Mississippi River.

Thanks to a generous donation, The Nature Conservancy received 580 acres of grasslands and wetlands in eastern South Dakota that is a magnet for waterfowl.

The Nature Conservancy reached a milestone in its efforts to restore Minnesota’s Northwoods: we’ve now planted more than 2 million trees in the region!

And we returned Susie Island, the largest island in a Lake Superior archipelago located off the top of northeast Minnesota, to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Your support is critical to our success every year. Help us protect more of our forests, prairies, rivers and lakes with a gift today for Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota!

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