Land Use & Planning

We're expanding! Several positions now available.
As we head into a new year, FMR is excited to announce: We're expanding! Thanks to our supporters and funders, we're now offering several positions to strengthen relationships and extend our reach:... Read More
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What can cities do to guide development and protect open space?
When we work with community members involved in local development and habitat protection issues, we often hear similar questions: "What can my city leaders do about this issue?" "Does anyone have the... Read More
Mississippi Dunes: Cottage Grove's great missed opportunity
The Cottage Grove City Council recently approved a plan for the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. While the plan includes a modest riverfront park, many residents hoped for more.  >>
River Guardians' impact in 2021
Watch the thank-you video we recorded (complete with outtakes at the end) to celebrate the successes of our River Guardians. These advocates took action in 2021 to champion a federal funding... Read More
Dam removal brings "river giants" back to Minnesota waterways
A recent Star Tribune article celebrated the return of paddlefish, sturgeon and other river species as a result of dam removal projects across the state. Could this kind of restoration be possible... Read More
Lilydale considers new blufftop development
A challenging property on Lilydale's river bluffs is the site of a new redevelopment proposal under consideration. Our concern: Will the building disrupt the river's scenery?  >>

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