Minnesota Land Trust
The Minnesota Land Trust is a private, nonprofit organization that preserves the natural and scenic heritage of our State by permanently protecting the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.

The Minnesota Land Trust permanently protects the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.

The Land Trust accomplishes this through establishing and monitoring permanent conservation easements. Conservation easements are legal agreements by which landowners voluntarily limit the development potential and use of their land. The land remains in existing ownership but the easement "runs with the title" insuring that the protections remain in place regardless of who may own the land in the future.

The Land Trust is the only statewide organization that extensively uses conservation easements as a protection strategy. The Land Trust completed its first easement in 1993 encompassing 80 acres of land in Washington County. Since then, we have completed 384 projects protecting 34,485 acres throughout the State.

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Contact Minnesota Land Trust

Kris Larson
Executive Director
2356 University Avenue West
Suite 240
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114-1850
Phone: (651) 647-9590
Fax: (651) 647-9769


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Minnesota

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