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

Categories: Animals, Birds, Land Management, Plants

Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. … Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”– Henry David Thoreau Autumn 2010 It’s a partly cloudy morning, temperatures are hovering around 35 degrees,… Continue Reading Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

Categories: Land Management, Notes from the Land, Plants, Seasonal

On the Cutting Edge

Sometimes, saving a forest means cutting down a few trees. That’s what Belwin land managers were doing this winter, when approximately 100 red pines were cut from a planted stand near the Belwin Education Center. While trees have many important benefits for the environment, human health, wildlife, and more, such homogenous, human-planted plantations create an… Continue Reading On the Cutting Edge

Categories: Land Management

The St. Croix Connection

Belwin’s work to protect the prized Valley Creek has big benefits downstream in the Wild & Scenic River it joins. Valley Creek is clean and healthy, but it really shouldn’t be. The headwaters of the cold and crystal-clear stream are found at the edge of the Twin Cities urban core. The surrounding landscape is developed… Continue Reading The St. Croix Connection

Categories: Land Management

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We are currently holding events at Belwin in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please see individual event descriptions for details regarding COVID-19 safety measures. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and will modify events as needed in order to follow current public health recommendations.

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