- Over the coming decades, Minnesota’s population is expected to increase by 20% to nearly 6.5 million. With the recession over, real estate development is now starting to rebound.
- Nearly 800,000 acres of Minnesota’s grasslands are expected to convert to cropland in the next few years and less than 1% of native prairie remains.
- Wetland loss is particularly severe in the western prairie-pothole region of the state, where over 90% of wetlands are gone. This loss diminishes important wildlife habitat, impacts water quality, and increases flooding.
As nationally recognized leaders in private land protection, Minnesota Land Trust works all over the state of Minnesota to preserve our most treasured places. Since 1991, we've worked with landowners to protect forests, shoreline, prairie and more - providing wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come.