Friends of the Mississippi River
Friends of the Mississippi River engages citizens and stakeholders to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)
Information about various programs and sites, including state parks and Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs). Financial and technical assistance programs are available, including Conservation Partnerships, Prairie Stewardship Planning Assistance, Native Prairie Bank, and Environmental Partnerships.
The Nature Conservancy
"The mission of Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. "Nature's real estate agent." That's The Nature Conservancy."
"Wild Ones is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and share information with members and community at the "plant-roots" level and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound practices. We are a diverse membership interested in landscaping using native species in developing plant communities."
The LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center
"Educating people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants."
Center for Plant Conservation
Provides information about plant conservation and botanical gardens.
The Prairie Enthusiast
(TPE) is a private organization committed to the protection and management of native prairie and savanna of the Upper Midwest. TPE has an incorporated, nonprofit status and is a grass roots organization run mainly by volunteers.
Great River Greening
Organizes citizen-based restoration, stewardship and education of urban natural areas. Involves landowners, volunteers, community partners (schools, churches, etc.), and business partners. St. Paul, MN 651/665-9500
Friends of the Minnesota Valley
Organizes and provides community education and involvement in protecting and improving the Lower Minnesota River Valley. Bloomington, MN 612/854-5900
Minnesota Native Plant Society
Holds monthly meetings with guest speakers discussing native plant propagation, conservation, and management. 220 Biological Sciences Ctr, 1445 Gorner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Minnesota Land Trust
The Minnesota Land Trust is a private, nonprofit organization that preserves the natural and scenic heritage of our state by permanently protecting the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life. Minneapolis, MN 612/522- 3743
National Wildflower Research Center
Austin TX 512/929-3600
Your local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office
Examples of programs: Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM), Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), Forest Stewardship Plans
Your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office
Examples of programs: Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetlands Habitat Incentives Program(WHIP)
Your local US Fish and Wildlife Service office
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