Burning at Belwin

At Belwin Conservancy, we steward more than 1,500 ecologically rich acres next door to a major metropolitan area. Our goal is not just to maintain the land as it was when we acquired it, but to transform the land to the state it was in before European settlers arrived and to support the most ecologically [...]

Categories: Invasive Species, Land Management

Tom Bierlein: 2021 Artist in Residence

We are pleased to introduce Belwin’s 2021 Artist in Residence, Tom Bierlein. Tom is a Minneapolis-based sculptor, builder, and gardener who creates spaces to experience rest, connection, and reflection between people and the natural environment.

Categories: Artist in Residence, Arts, Culture, and Ecology

Land Protection Driven by Trust, Honesty, and Flexibility

How has Belwin grown to protect more than 1,500 acres of land in Afton? Through partnerships founded on trust and a shared goal of conservation.

Categories: Land Management, Meadowlark Newsletter, Spring-Summer 2021

The Meadowlark: Spring/Summer 2021

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about our land protection strategies, Saint Paul Public School students’ return to in-person learning, a new partnership with FamilyMeans, and much more!

Categories: Spring-Summer 2021

All Black Lives Matter

This week, our hearts are heavy, as our community endures another painful racial reckoning. Today, we pause, and we say his name: Daunte Wright. His life matters. All Black lives matter.

Categories: Executive Director



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