Minneapolis The Nature Conservancy has received a $750,000 grant from the Bush Foundation to support its land conservation activities restoring grassland habitat in northwest Minnesota at its Glacial Ridge Project near Crookston. The funds will be distri

The Conservancy purchased the 24,500-acre Glacial Ridge property
in September of 2000. Known originally as “Tilden Farms,” the land
is considered the largest prairie restoration project in the
U.S.

For the past year, The Conservancy has been working with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation
Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore habitat
on about two-thirds of the property. The land likely will become a
national wildlife refuge.

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