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Minnesota Land Trust

Minnesota Land Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651-647-9590




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Located on the Green Line, across the street from Raymond Station. On bus routes 16, 21, 63 and 67. Nice Ride location across the street, available seasonally. Parking available on the south side of the building and on the street (metered).




Land Trust Accreditation Commission    Charities Review Council


Interest for Others  Guidestar Platinum


Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund


Goat Prairie Overlooking Root River Protected

Classic, south-facing rock outcroppings provide perfect habitat for timber rattlesnakesThe Land Trust has completed the protection of a 11-acre tract in Houston County that is dominated by a steep, dry bluff prairie rising nearly 300 feet above the Root River.  Located on Highway 16, an Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway that runs through Lanesboro east to the Mississippi River, the tract lies within an area where much of the prairie bluffs have reverted to forest and very little of the native habitat remains.  The property is clearly visible from the Root River and is only two miles from both the Chisholm Valley Wildlife Management Area and the Vinegar Ridge Recreation Area.  An equestrian trail lies just north and west of the property.

Protecting the tract protects important habitat for several rare species including timber rattlesnakes, the six-lined racerunner lizard and a number of native prairie plants.  The landowner is actively restoring the property by removing the cedars and other woody plants that have overrun the steep slopes.


Minnesota Land Trust staff to serve on Accreditation Commission board

The Minnesota Land Trust is pleased to announce that our own Conservation Stewardship Director, Anne Murphy, has been named to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission Board.  Anne's first term will begin on January 1, 2012.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission was incorporated in April 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance to operate a land trust accreditation program to build and recognize strong land trusts, foster public confidence in land conservation and help ensure the long-term protection of land.

Anne will join fellow Minnesotan, Tom Duffus, who is the Upper Midwest Director of The Conservation Fund, in serving on the Commission board which is comprised of land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country.

We’re proud – but certainly not surprised – to have Anne selected to serve at the national level. It’s a great indicator of the respect that national land trust leaders have for the quality of Minnesota’s conservation community.