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
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.
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.