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The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota

The Nature Conservancy is the only conservation organization wholly committed to preserving biological diversity. In Minnesota, more than 60,000 preserve acres are open for study, hiking, bird-watching and photography.

The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota
1101 West River Parkway
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1291
Tel: 612-331-0750
Fax: 612-331-0770

Click here to email The Nature Consevancy of Minnesota


As the state’s largest grassland owner, The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota is identifying, evaluating and selecting implementation
options to encourage prairie conservation and grassland restoration
for economic and environmental benefits via a biofuel feasibility
project. Because low-input high-diversity (LIHD) biomass can be produced on abandoned agricultural lands, LIHD biofuels need neither compete for fertile soils with food production nor encourage ecosystem degradation.
The Chapter worked with more than 30 partners to create our nation’s newest national wildlife refuge: Glacial Ridge in northwestern Minnesota. The partners ranged from the Bush Foundation to the City of Crookston to Ducks Unlimited to the University of North Dakota to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 36,000 acres include the largest prairie and wetland reconstruction in the United States.


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