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Land Conservation

Meet five new FMR restoration sites

Our ecologists actively restore and maintain habitat at more than 30 sites across the metro region. But we're always looking for additional projects that can support wildlife, protect our water and increase climate resilience. In 2021, we added five new restoration projects totaling 273 acres to our restoration portfolio.  >>

March 13

Rare Maplewood grasslands one step closer to protection

As covered in several news outlets, Ramsey County is stepping back from its plans to develop a rare grassland bird haven. We're celebrating this win and advocating for the next logical step: permanent habitat protection. Ramsey County residents — please send a note to the county to express support for this special refuge.  >>

James Rice Park Community Meeting

Join FMR and the North Loop Neighborhood Association (NLNA) for a presentation of a five-year plan for the management of the natural areas at James Rice Park. This riverside park, located along the Mississippi between the Plymouth Avenue Bridge and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge on West River Parkway, is a space with a lot of potential for restoration and community access.

Fall intern helps map out FMR conservation strategy

FMR has permanently protected 45 sites in the greater metro area since 1993. Our fall 2021 Land Conservation intern, Nick Jacobson, created a tool to help us answer the question of where to focus next. Which lands can we most effectively protect, restore and enhance along the Mississippi River for its wildlife and human communities?  >>

January 7

A new conservation director for FMR

Alex Roth with plants

We're excited to share that former FMR Ecologist Alex Roth is our new conservation director. (Photo: Dodd Demas for FMR)

FMR is very pleased to welcome a familiar face to a different role in the organization. Beginning this month, our former ecologist Alex Roth assumes the duties of conservation director, leading FMR's Land Conservation department.  >>

January 4