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Minnesota Land Trust

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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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).




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Lake Superior's North Shore

A magical place…under increasing pressure.

From the forested gateway of Duluth to the tip of the Arrowhead, the North Shore of Lake Superior rivals This view of Grand Marais Harbor from Bear Tree Park shows undeveloped shoreline protected with a conservation easement. Photo: Bryan Hanselany scenic landscape in the world. With its rugged coast and forested highland ridges, the North Shore has captivated generations with its ability to renew our spirit.

Never before has the North Shore been more popular, but this popularity is placing this inspirational landscape at risk.

In Cook County alone, the population is expected to increase 60% over the next 25 years. As more and more people wish to visit or reside in this fragile ribbon of land, we face the daunting challenge of accommodating growth, while protecting the North Shore’s ecological and scenic values.

Working Together to Protect the North Shore

The Minnesota Land Trust has created an integrated conservation strategy for the North Shore, from Duluth to the Canadian border. The goal  is to protect the natural and scenic heritage of Minnesota’s North Shore while simultaneously respecting the social and economic needs of the communities within the region.

What we've accomplished...where new opportunities lie

We're working with private landowners all along the North Shore to protect this classic Minnesota landscape, with 30 different properties representing nearly twelve miles of shoreline on Lake Superior and tributary rivers and streams currently preserved forever. The Land Trust is working on several new projects in key areas that will add significant new acreage.

An outstanding example of our North Shore work is a conservation easement on a nearly one thousand acre tract of prime land northeast of Two Harbors. In combination with adjacent protected property, it’s approximately the same size as Gooseberry State Park, creating one of the most significant complexes of undeveloped natural lands along the North Shore.

Another recent addition to our portfolio is a lovely 140-acre spot along the Knife River which protects over 2,400 feet of shoreline and helps protect the integrity of one of the finest trout streams in Minnesota.