Lake Sturgeon Ancient fish makes a big comeback. Restoring the Northwoods Discover how we help keep Minnesota's forests healthy and diverse. Restoring America's Heartland Takes Heart Discover who’s helping in Minnesota. Mississippi River Flooding The Conservancy is committed to helping develop a long-term vision for the Mississippi watershed that continues to improve our ability to manage floods and solve other challenges. Minnesota’s Priorities Minnesota Headwaters Fund The Nature Conservancy has created the Minnesota Headwaters Fund — a $10-million, privately-funded investment — to accomplish high-impact conservation projects that help protect the Mississippi River. Restoring Fire to Native Landscapes Fire can be used safely to restore native grasslands and it provides many benefits to people and nature. Find out how the Conservancy uses controlled burns in Minnesota and the region. What a Legacy! With your help and with funding from Minnesota's Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment, we've protected more of the state's best lands and waters.