Minnesota Land Trust

Mission Statement

The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota’s most vital natural lands in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In FY2022 the Minnesota Land Trust added 2,867 acres of protected land and 23.3 miles of protected shoreline across 23 conservation projects. We also completed 1,220 acres of habitat restoration and began working on another 1,315 acres. Twenty-five participant non-profit groups and 89 host landowners were engaged in Ambassador Lands discussions to plant and facilitate events for people without ready access to nature.
Current Goals Overall our goals are to conserve Minnesota's icnonic landscapes primarily through conservation easements; ecological restoration to improve the state's wildlife habitat and public engagmen to ensure future generations can experience the outdoors and support conservation. In this fiscal year we plan to protect an additional 5,000 to 6,000 acres of new natural lands conservation easements through 30 to 40 new projects. In addition, we will continue to steward our existing protected land base of over 74,000 acres and 450 miles of shoreline. We will monitor and assess 100% of those properties. We will continue land restoration work on 35 projects representing 3,100 acres and begin restoring an additional 22 projects representing 2,475 acres of public and private lands. We will continue our pilot program exploring agricultural land protection in the Sauk River Wateshed and continue to pursue formalizing the Ambassador Lands Engagement Concept.
Community or Constituency Served We serve all communities throughout the state of Minnesota.
Geographic Area Served The whole state of Minnesota.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/27/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2356 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 6516479590
Website: www.mnland.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Washington County Land Trust (original name in 1991) changed in 1993 to Minnesota Land Trust
EIN: 41-1713652
Principal Staff: Kris Larson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 37
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: By protecting the environment we are serving all Minnesota residents (estimated 5.6 million people)
Ruling Year: 1992


Board Chair: Peter Vorbrich
Number of Board Members: 23
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 19

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1915 Highway 36 W Ste 133 • Roseville, Minnesota 55113-2709
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