Our Mission

Inspire connection and engagement with the natural world

The wellbeing of each and every one of us is tied to the health of our natural world. That’s why we are happier and healthier when we spend time in nature. It’s also why we need everyone to feel passionate about protecting it. At Belwin, we spark that passion every day through conservation, education, and immersive experiences on 1,500 acres in the Saint Croix Valley.

Our Vision

Belwin models and inspires environmental responsibility.

We balance human use in a way that is compatible with habitat restoration and ongoing care for the land. We are a key contributor to healthy habitat, air, and water in the St. Croix Valley.

Belwin links people to the natural world in immersive ways, providing physical, emotional, and intellectual benefits.

Education, arts and culture, and research programs at Belwin inspire new avenues of perception, understanding, engagement, and environmental stewardship.

Belwin strives to make our spaces, partnerships, and programs inclusive, accessible, and equitable.

It is an essential foundation of our work to engage more people in protecting the health of the living systems on which we depend.

A cluster of light purple flowers emerge from the ground in spring.

Our Values

Environmental Stewardship




You have a place in nature

Belwin Conservancy celebrates diversity. The Belwin Conservancy board and staff are engaged in ongoing work to create a more inclusive and equitable culture and environment for our board, staff, volunteers and visitors. We partner with those who share these values with the knowledge that our lives are richer and our impact is greater when we honor and welcome diverse voices, belief systems, and ways of knowing. 

Belwin is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not and will not tolerate harassment or racial profiling at Belwin Conservancy.


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Why Belwin Matters

We spark passion for wild places through conservation, education, and immersive experiences on more than 1,500 acres in Minnesota’s Saint Croix Valley.


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1553 Stagecoach Trail South
Afton, MN 55001

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