Water for Birds and People

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands: Protecting and Restoring IBAs

Conserving Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in northwest Minnesota

Audubon Minnesota and Minnesota Land Trust are partnering with private landowners to conserve and restore their land in the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands of northwest Minnesota.  

See an interactive map here or download this map (PDF)

Habitat will be protected through conservation easements that promote sustainable grassland/wetland landscapes, where optional land-use practices (grazing, haying, etc.) coexist with and promote conservation. This will benefit future generations as well as birds and other wildlife that depend on these grasslands and wetlands. 

Funding is also available for habitat restoration or management on lands with permanent conservation easements or on public lands. This program strives to give landowners another land conservation option to preserve the integrity of their land for the future in addition to a financial incentive.

Learn more about land eligibility requirements and how to apply. 

To apply for this program please complete, sign, and return this application along with a copy of your property tax statement to:

Alex Wardwell, Aspen Parklands Restoration Specialist, Audubon Minnesota

17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, MN 56535

218-687-2229 x 11 or email

Below are the focal species for the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands province. These birds, along with many other wildlife species, will benefit from the work being done in the area.

   

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