Resilient Shorelines Workshops

Learn what you can do to help protect your shoreline and water quality. This workshop is a partnership between Northern Waters Land Trust and Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water.

*2022 Dates will be announced soon.

Wildlife & Ecosystems Series

Minnesota Loons & Freshwater Ecosystems

This is an in-person workshop on Cross Lake with a field component aboard the National Loon Center’s StewardShip.

Learn about banding programs, habitat restoration efforts, and what you can do to help protect loons.

This workshop is a partnership between Northern Waters Land Trust and the National Loon Center.

*Wednesday, August 10th. Located on Cross Lake.

*Wednesday, July 13th. Located on Cross Lake.

Fisheries in North-Central Minnesota

Presentation by NWLT and DNR on fisheries in North Central Minnesota and conservation efforts to protect spawning habitat.

Friday, June 24th @ 3:00pm. Located at the Cass County Land Department in Backus. In-person and virtual attendance welcome.

Thank you to our presenters and to everyone who joined us for this event.

Landowner Application Q&A Workshop

Thank you to all who joined us for this workshop on Northern Waters Land Trust conservation options for landowners:

  • Clean Water Critical Habitat Program
  • Lakes of Biological Significance Program
  • Loon Restoration Project

Learn more about conservation easements and fee title acquisitions to permanently conserve your land to protect critical habitat and water quality and how to participate.

Wednesday, July 20th @ 3:00pm:

Cabin Succession Planning Workshops

Your Cabin, Your Family, Your Legacy

Join us for a workshop on preserving your lake property and legacy. Experts will present options for passing on your land to your heirs and to protect its conservation value.

Wednesday, June 1st @ 3:00pm: Cass County Land Department in Backus.

Thursday, June 2nd @ 3:00pm: Crow Wing County Land Services Department in Brainerd.

To help cover the costs of workshops and to make them available to all, donations are encouraged.

Thank you to everyone who participated in these workshops!


Help support us with Target Circle

Thank you to everyone who voted and supported our work through this campaign.

We are honored and excited to have been chosen to participate in this special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target.

Find out more about Target Circle here:

Target Circle

We thank our supporters who helped us make the most of this incredible opportunity. Every vote  helped us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to preserve land to protect water.

Thank you for your support!

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Amazon Smile Charitable Giving Program

Cabinland Fundraiser at Portage Brewing

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 12pm – 6pm

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