MN Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts - The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) represents the soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) of Minnesota. The Association serves as a unified voice and advocate for the SWCDs.
MN Board of Water & Soil Resources - The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is the state?s administrative agency for 91 soil and water conservation districts, 46 watershed districts, 23 metropolitan watershed management organizations, and 80 county water managers. The agency?s purpose, working through local government, is to protect and enhance the state?s irreplaceable soil and water resources by implementing the state?s soil and water conservation policy, comprehensive local water management, and the Wetland Conservation Act as it relates to the 41.7 million acres of private land in Minnesota.
MN Department of Natural Resources - Our mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
MN Farm Service Agency - A customer-driven agency with a diverse and multi-talented work force, dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.
MN Natural Resources Conservation Service - The Mission of the Natural resources Conservation Service is to provide USDA technical leadership, working in partnership with local, state, and other federal conservation agencies and organizations, to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources.
State DNR/GFP Agency Websites - The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), founded in 1902, represents the government agencies responsible for North America?s fish and wildlife resources. IAFWA applies expertise in science, policy, economics and coalition-building to serve its members as a national and international voice on a broad array of wildlife and conservation issues.
US Fish and Wildlife Service - The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Organizations
Calgary Pheasants Forever - Pheasants Forever Calgary is a non-profit local chapter of Pheasants Forever Canada Inc., dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in southern Alberta. It was formed in 1993 by six Albertans who were passionately concerned with the declining upland bird populations on the prairies. Now 800 members strong, we are one of southern Alberta?s leaders in upland wildlife habitat conservation and restoration.
Ducks Unlimited - Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Iowa Pheasants Forever - In the past 20 years, Iowa PF chapters established 183,756 acres of winter food & cover plots; 432,648 acres of nesting cover; and 12,759 winter cover plantings (9,216,040 trees) on private lands, and more. In all, Iowa?s PF chapters invested over $22.5 million on 75,346 habitat projects, equipment purchases, and conservation education that has positively influenced the lives of thousands of Iowa youth. All was accomplished through the unique mechanism of concerned local people providing the incentives for neighbors to create habitat.
MN Deer Hunters Association - Minnesota Deer Hunters Association was organized to achieve the best possible deer herd in Minnesota and to promote quality deer hunting. Founded in1980, the organization includes firearms, bow and camera hunters. In addition many members who are not active hunters or photographers join to support the activities of MDHA, whose members number nearly 20,000. MDHA is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.
MN Land Trust - The Minnesota Land Trust permanently protects the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life. The Land Trust accomplishes this through establishing and monitoring permanent conservation easements. Conservation easements are legal agreements by which landowners voluntarily limit the development potential and use of their land. The land remains in existing ownership but the easement "runs with the title" insuring that the protections remain in place regardless of who may own the land in the future. The Land Trust is the only statewide organization that extensively uses conservation easements as a protection strategy. The Land Trust completed its first easement in 1993 encompassing 80 acres of land in Washington County. Since then, we have completed 271 projects protecting over 24,500 acres throughout the state.
MN Waterfowl Association - The Minnesota Waterfowl Association has a mission of protecting, restoring, enhancing and ensuring the proper management of Minnesota's important wetland areas and associated upland habitats through public education, legislative initiatives and on-going project efforts that benefit migratory waterfowl, other wetland wildlife and the well-being of the state's environment.
National Wild Turkey Federation - The NWTF is a half million member grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada and 11 other foreign countries. It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.
Nebraska Pheasants Forever - Nebraska is the third largest PF state with 59 chapters and over 15,000 members. Since 1986, PF chapters have spent over $10.7 million in the state by working with local landowners and resource agencies to establish wildlife habitat, provide equipment to establish habitat, promote conservation education and develop new habitat programs in the state.
Ohio Pheasants Forever - Ohio is the sixth largest PF state with 35 chapters and over 5,500 members. Since 1989, PF chapters have spent over $3.5 million in the state on over 8,500 Projects. We work with local landowners and resource agencies to establish wildlife habitat, provide equipment to establish habitat, promote conservation education and develop new habitat programs in the state.
Pheasants Forever National - Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
Quail Unlimited - Established in 1981 to battle the problem of dwindling quail and wildlife habitat, Quail Unlimited, Inc. has become the only national, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the wise management and conservation of America's wild quail as a valuable and renewable resource.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - The Elk Foundation is an international, mission based, nonprofit wildlife habitat conservation organization. With more than 132,000 members, the Elk Foundation has conserved and enhanced more than 3 million acres of wildlife habitat throughout North America. Founded in 1984, the Elk Foundation is headquartered in Missoula, Montana with Canadian headquarters in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Ruffed Grouse Society - The Ruffed Grouse Society's role in conservation of wildlife habitat is to enhance the environment for the RUFFED GROUSE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and other forest wildlife that require or utilize thick, young forests. Since forests are dynamic and constantly changing and man has virtually eliminated the fires that shaped much of the forested land we know today, forests must be managed to obtain the products (wildlife, timber products, recreation, and water) that we all need and enjoy.
The Nature Conservacy - The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Trust for Public Lands - The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.