After nearly twenty years of shoreline and forest habitat conservation in and around Burntside Lake, another beautiful project has been completed.
Located directly opposite Listening Point, which is also permanently protected by the Minnesota Land Trust, the wild and scenic portion of a sixteen-acre island owned by the Snyder family has been conserved forever.
The surrounding lands include many privately owned parcels as well as Burntside Islands Scientific and Natural Area. Several wilderness camps including Camp Widjiwagan and Camp du Nord are located on Burntside Lake as well. By permanently conserving this land, Burntside Lake visitors and residents will enjoy the benefits of this pristine landscape.
This latest project joins ten other Minnesota Land Trust conservation easements on Burntside Lake, totalling over 2,800 of land and well over four miles of shoreline. In combination with other protected lands, the wilderness character and water quality of the lake is more secure.
The conservation easement was donated by the Snyder Family. Project expenses and support for permanent stewardship was provided by members of the Minnesota Land Trust as well as generous support from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Additional funding was provided by the Enbridge Corporation’s Ecofootprint grant, which has been directed towards permanent land conservation in Northern Minnesota's critical shorelines.