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Wildlife and Habitat Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Our mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
  • Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts - The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) represents the soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) of Minnesota. The Association serves as a unified voice and advocate for the SWCDs.
  • Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources - The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is the state's administrative agency for 91 soil and water conservation districts, 46 watershed districts, 23 metropolitan watershed management organizations, and 80 county water managers. The agency's purpose, working through local government, is to protect and enhance the state's irreplaceable soil and water resources by implementing the state's soil and water conservation policy, comprehensive local water management, and the Wetland Conservation Act as it relates to the 41.7 million acres of private land in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Farm Service Agency - A customer-driven agency with a diverse and multi-talented work force, dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.
  • Minnesota Natural Resources Conservation Service - The Mission of the Natural resources Conservation Service is to provide USDA technical leadership, working in partnership with local, state, and other federal conservation agencies and organizations, to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service - The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Organizations

  • Farm Friends Barn - Agricultural Education Exhibit - Click to Link to Donate! -
    Farm Friends Barn will be an agricultural education facility featuring a hands-on exhibit experience of the agricultural process. Young people are becoming more removed from where their food originates. School-age children do not have a proficient understanding of how the food system works and the types of agricutural commodities raised in the local area. In addition, young people need to be educated on healthy food choices, many of these foods being grown locally. In collaboration with local agricultural and conservation organizations, we are building a Farm Friends Barn exhibit in Becker, MN.
  • Quail Forever - Quail Forever works under the same model as Pheasants Forever, with the local committee determining how 100% of the funds raised locally will be spent to improve quail habitat and further conservation education and policy.
  • Ruffed Grouse Society - The Ruffed Grouse Society's role in conservation of wildlife habitat is to enhance the environment for the RUFFED GROUSE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and other forest wildlife that require or utilize thick, young forests. Since forests are dynamic and constantly changing and man has virtually eliminated the fires that shaped much of the forested land we know today, forests must be managed to obtain the products (wildlife, timber products, recreation, and water) that we all need and enjoy.
  • Minnesota Waterfowl Association - is a statewide nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation, creation and restoration of wildlife habitat in Minnesota. The MWA, through proceeds from memberships, fund-raisers and donations, has benefited wildlife for more than 40 years.
  • Ducks Unlimited - Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
  • Minnesota Deer Hunters Association - Minnesota Deer Hunters Association was organized to achieve the best possible deer herd in Minnesota and to promote quality deer hunting. Founded in 1980, the organization includes firearms, bow and camera hunters. In addition many members who are not active hunters or photographers join to support the activities of MDHA, whose members number nearly 20,000. MDHA is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.
  • Minnesota Land Trust - The Minnesota Land Trust permanently protects the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life. The Land Trust accomplishes this through establishing and monitoring permanent conservation easements. Conservation easements are legal agreements by which landowners voluntarily limit the development potential and use of their land. The land remains in existing ownership but the easement "runs with the title" insuring that the protections remain in place regardless of who may own the land in the future. The Land Trust is the only statewide organization that extensively uses conservation easements as a protection strategy. The Land Trust completed its first easement in 1993 encompassing 80 acres of land in Washington County. Since then, we have completed 271 projects protecting over 24,500 acres throughout the state.
  • National Wild Turkey Federation - The NWTF is a half million member grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada and 11 other foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.
  • The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
  • Trust for Public Lands - The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

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