Blueprint for Minnesota Bird Conservation

Bird conservation in Minnesota  

The Blueprint for Minnesota Bird Conservation was developed to assist natural resource managers, conservation groups, birders, and anyone interested in protecting and restoring Minnesota’s birds, prioritize and implement conservation activities across the state.

While numerous national, regional, and state conservation plans that broadly address Minnesota birds and their habitatst have been produced over the past 10-15 years, most of these plans are strategic in nature, establishing broad conservation and management goals.

The Blueprint was designed to push conservation beyond broad habitat protection goals, enabling anyone interested in the conservation of Minnesota’s avifauna to assess whether we, as a community, are implementing the correct actions and targeting the most important species and places to sustain these species as integral components of Minnesota’s landscape.

The Blueprint’s primary author was Lee Pfannmuller who has extensive experience with bird conservation in Minnesota. She worked with Audubon Minnesota staff and bird conservation experts from around the state.

The Blueprint is divided into the following sections:

We encourage interested individuals and organizations to use the information contained in the Blueprint. Please credit Audubon Minnesota as appropriate. ___________________________________________________________________________

Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. 

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