FMRs Pine Bend conservation success big news!
Several news outlets have lauded the recent addition of 66 acres to the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area a significant victory for FMR, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Dakota County. Formerly owned by the conservation-minded Rechtzigel family, the forested land is an important addition to the protected areas of the Pine Bend Bluffs located along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights.
The acquisition furthers FMRs goal to protect as much of Pine Bend Bluffs as possible, forms an important connection between existing protected parcels, and is also the first natural area acquisition to which FMR has contributed funds. But were not the only ones eager to celebrate this conservation success:
- The Star Tribunes Nicole Norfleet covered the victory most recently in Eagles, foxes and pine forest are outside their door.
- Online community newspaper patch.com celebrated the addition to Pine Bend SNA as well as the landowners who wanted this area protected for all to enjoy in this piece by Inver Grove Heights editor David Henke.
- This Pioneer Press article by Nick Ferraro offers insight into the ecological importance of the Pine Bend addition as well as the process of making it happen.
- And Minnesota Outdoor News and Minnesota Outdoorsman also shared the conservation success with sportsmen throughout the state.