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.
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 online, visit our Application web page.
You can also apply to this program by scanning and emailing your application to Alex Wardwell or by printing and mailing your application to:
Alex Wardwell, Aspen Parklands Restoration Specialist, Audubon Minnesota
17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, MN 56535
Phone: 218.687.2229 x 11
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.