Minnesota needs to safeguard its land

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 23, 2013 - 5:08 PM

Maximize the public benefit from conservation dollars.

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trlandsFeb. 24, 13 7:41 AM

A few things should be noted about the Minnesota Land Trust which may have been missing in the article: 1) They are nationally accredited, which is an arduous task. 2) They monitor every one of their easements ever year.....no small feat. 3) There web site has a link to a map showing the location of every one of their easements. 4) Their choice of easements is not a random effort. It is a highly selective process, with science based and quality based criteria.

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lakeelmo99Feb. 24, 13 8:18 AM

Congratulations MN on a job well done. WI is a state going in the opposite direction. Case in point is their governor's appointment of a real estate developer as head of the WI Dept of Natural Resources. Yikes!

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owatonnabillFeb. 24, 13 8:55 AM

"The bright circles represent parcels of vulnerable and valuable land safeguarded so that future generations might enjoy the same glorious natural resources that today’s Minnesotans view as a birthright." ................. Yep. Guy down the street bought a parcel of land at the edge of town only to learn ex post facto that the mosquito-breeding swale that takes up about one-quarter of it was in fact one of those "glorious natural resources". So there it sits--land now well within the city limits, surrounded by developed lots, frequented only by mosquitoes, frogs and kids throwing rocks. Gotta wonder at times.

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