Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy Adds To Preserve In Pope CountyThe Nature Conservancy says it has protected nearly 150 acres of prairie and wetlands it will add to its 650-acre Ordway Prairie Preserve in Pope County in west-central Minnesota.
Raptor Center On Mission To Protect Galapagos AnimalsThe University of Minnesota Raptor Center will head to the Galapagos island of Pinzón next week to in a continuing effort to help the endangered Pinzón giant tortoises and hawks.
Trust Buys 417 Minn. Acres To Preserve GrasslandsA land trust says it has acquired two parcels of grassland in northwestern Minnesota spanning 417 acres.
Dayton Taps Conservation Lobbyist For Minn. DNRGov. Mark Dayton filled one of the most politically delicate positions in his cabinet on Thursday, tapping a seasoned conservationist to head the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Nature Conservancy Acquires 358-Acre Clough IslandThe Nature Conservancy has acquired 358-acre Clough Island in the St. Louis River Estuary near Superior, Wis., after a developer previously sought to build condominiums and a golf course.