FMR Conservation Map

FMR's Land Conservation program works with landowners, government agencies and concerned residents — including hundreds of volunteers — to protect and restore bluffs, prairies, forests and other lands important to our communities and the health of our metro Mississippi.

We improve climate resilience and the river's ecological functions through technical assistance, management planning and applied habitat restoration.

Our ecologists manage more than 40 active restoration sites throughout the metro area. Explore the map below to learn more.

Most of our work takes place on Dakota homelands.

Where we work

Check out our Conservation Updates to find out what our conservation staff are working on and encountering in the field. And if you'd like to volunteer with us to steward these special places, check out our events calendar or send an email to

Upcoming Events

May 1-31, 2023
Orvis - Miracle Mile, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:00am
William H. Houlton Conservation Area, Elk River
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minneapolis
Ole Olson prairie, Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline

Celebrate 30 years of FMR!

For our 30th anniversary, our wish is for you to join us in restoring, protecting and enhancing the Mississippi River.