Land Management

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

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

Belwin and Partners to Create Conservation Area Park in Afton

On June 23, 2020, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a Land and Water Legacy Program project that supports creation of a conservation area park with public hiking trails in the City of Afton. Belwin Conservancy, the City of Afton, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the county reached an agreement on the [...]

Categories: Land Management

The Meadowlark: Spring / Summer 2020

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about a state-of-the art telescope you can visit at Belwin, what your landscape means to native creatures, and how our Arts, Culture, and Ecology program brought a Buckthorn Buffalo to Belwin’s land.

Categories: Arts, Culture, and Ecology, Land Management, Meadowlark Newsletter, Summer 2020

Creating Living Landscapes: Why They Matter and What You Can Do to Help

As you drive down any street in any town, city, or even the countryside, what you most likely see are squares of mowed green grass, maybe a flower garden and a few shrubs. These are dead landscapes as far as insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds are concerned. There may not be cover for a bird [...]

Categories: Animals, Birds, Land Management, Plants
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