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Minnesota Land Trust

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.

Mission Statement
2356 University Ave. W. Ste 240
St. Paul, MN 55114
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-647-9590
Other Names Used In 1991, we were established as the Washington County Land Trust. In 1993, our name changed to our current name, the Minnesota Land Trust.
EIN 41-1713652
Principal Staff Kris Larson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 16.75
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Clients Served We work with the entire state population with outcomes that benefit the public.
Tags / Keywords environment, conservation, land restoration, land protection, wildlife habitat, easement
General Information
Board Chair Susan Steinwall
Number of Board Members 21
Board meetings with quorum 7
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 15.7142857142857
Major Programs
Protect, Restore, Engage$3,035,288
During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the Land Trust completed 15 land protection projects that permanently protect 2,142 acres and 55,500 feet of shoreline. In total, the Land Trust has permanently protected 49,000 acres and over a million feet of shoreline across the state in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty. The Land Trust has also begun restoration of 120 acres of wild rice wetlands and 9 acres of nearby sturgeon spawning habitat in the St. Louis River near Duluth. Also in Duluth, the Land Trust secured funding for public trails and helped establish a new city park devoted to ice climbing called Quarry Park. 100% of our properties were visited in person last year.
Current Goals
The Land Trust's goals for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 are to complete a minimum of 3000 additional acres of land protection using voluntary, permanent conservation easements. Statewide land protection addresses the need for wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty. In addition, work will continue in the St. Louis River estuary wild rice restoration project, and we will complete at least 500 acres of private land restoration to enhance wildlife habitat and water quality. We will continue to visit 100% of our protected properties each year to ensure that conservation values are intact. The Land Trust will work with the City of Duluth and other local partners to increase availability and participation of outdoor activities for every Duluth resident; the Land Trust will also further efforts to secure lands for public trails.
Community or Constituency Served
The Minnesota Land Trust works statewide with private and public landowners to protect and restore land and water resources that benefit all Minnesotans.
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota - statewide
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,523,097 88.3%
Management: $128,943 4.5%
Fundraising: $204,688 7.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $1,092,463 $1,199,986 $1,122,574
Beginning of Year $1,199,986 $1,122,574 $1,208,678
Difference ($107,523) $77,412 ($86,104)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,092,463
Based on information provided on 2012 to 2014
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