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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).




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Filling the gap in Avon Hills!

We are excited to announce a new conservation easement in the Avon Hills area of Stearns County that completes a gap between the Partch Woods Scientific and Natural Area and the Saint Wendell Tamarack Bog SNA. 

These kinds of projects are such great illustrations of why private land conservation makes such good sense. 

The landowners, John and Barbara Riesner, have owned this land since 1969. Putting a conservation easement on their property allows them to maintain their ownership and also keep the land the way it is now. 

And that way is wooded, swampy, undeveloped. A perfect connection between the public land that surrounds it.

In combination with the SNAs and nearly one hundred acres of land less than half a mile away that is already conserved by families through the Minnesota Land Trust, this project brings together a complex of protected land that totals well over one thousand acres.

Wildlife, including short eared owls, Blanding's turtles and and American bittern are found on the property today and can continue to thrive long into the future.

Funding for the acquisition of this easement has been provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.



A Huge Thank You for a Huge Night!

What a night indeed! Our 5th Annual Minnesota Made fundraiser was a smashing success, thanks to the wonderful guests who opened their hearts and checkbooks to a long range vision of land protection and restoration in Minnesota.

Truly an investment of great proportions, the evening generated over $165,000 for permanent conservation in Minnesota's forests, prairies, wetlands and blufflands. 

These funds will be used to leverage even greater dollars available from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other funding sources, which is necessary in order to complete land protection and restoration at significant scale.

During the evening we celebrated our 500th conservation project, a landmark achievement that is only possible because of the support of all of our members statewide.

We extend our thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful Minnesota Made evening. In addition to the generous sponsors listed below, we also want to thank Glen Fladeboe for leading our auction, to Be'Wiched Deli for providing excellent food, Alexis Bailly Vineyards for five years of providing delicious Minnesota Made wines, to Vikre Distillery for pouring the best samples ever, and to Martha Greiner who was the mastermind behind many of our clever silent auction items.

We would also like to thank fabulous Duluth artist and DeWitt-Seitz Building neighbor Rick Allen ( for providing the beautiful glicee image of the Great Tall Blue Heron that has become the identity of the "Minnesota Made" event.

Mostly we'd like to offer our humble appreciation to the guests who support our work and inspire the staff and board of directors to work even harder to facilitate excellent land conservation in the coming year.

In addition, we thank:

Cornerstone Group, Dougherty & Company LLC, Marathon Foods, Veit Inc., Xcel Energy and Stantec.