The 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.
The 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.
A land trust says it has acquired two parcels of grassland in northwestern Minnesota spanning 417 acres.
Gov. 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.
The 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.