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Minnesota Land Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651-647-9590




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Office Locations & Directions


Located on the Green Line, across the street from Raymond Station. On bus routes 16, 21, 63 and 67. Nice Ride location across the street, available seasonally. Parking available on the south side of the building and on the street (metered).




Land Trust Accreditation Commission    Charities Review Council


Interest for Others  Guidestar Platinum


Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Monitor Central

Welcome to the certified volunteer monitor information page! Here you will find information about the Minnesota Land Trust's Volunteer Monitor Program. You can also download manuals and forms, contact Land Trust staff, and participate in other volunteer activities.  


2018 Season

2017 Monitor Training Schedule


Monitor Training Materials

Volunteer Monitor Training Guide

Monitoring Procedure Summary


ConservationTrack Online Monitoring 

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Paper Monitoring Report Forms

Paper monitoring report forms are included in every monitoring workbook. Monitors may use the paper form to take notes prior to entering information into the online monitoring report. If monitors choose not to use the online system, the below documents are available. Monitors may download and complete them electronically or print them and hand-write the reports.

2017 Monitoring Report Form - Word Document

2017 Monitoring Report Form - Editable PDF


Expense Reimbursement

2017 Volunteer Reimbursement Request Form

About Reimbursements


General Information


Volunteer Monitoring 

Confidentiality Policy


Contact Minnesota Land Trust Staff

If you have questions or comments, please contact: 

Kristina Geiger

Land and Monitoring Manager

Direct Office Phone: (651) 917-6295

Cell Phone: (651) 460-8169 

Toll Free: 1-877-MLT-LAND


Volunteer monitors have several important responsibilities, including:


  • Completing thorough, on-the-ground inspections of protected properties and documenting any changes on the landscape with photos and written comments.  

·         Cultivating positive relationships with landowners and responding, to the best of your ability, to any questions or concerns landowners may have about their easement or the Minnesota Land Trust.  

  • Helping to keep monitoring records and conservation easement files updated.
  • Discussing your observations with the Minnesota Land Trust staff.
  • Having fun!