Crow Wing County Forest

Crow Wing County | Minnesota

What We’re Doing
Protecting essential landscape around the mighty Mississippi River’s headwaters.

Our Goal
Create more places that bring all Minnesotan’s outside to enjoy the state’s natural beauty.

Crow Wing County Forest by the Numbers
acres of land protected
miles of trails
Unleash Your Inner Explorer at the Crow Wing County Forest
About This Project
  • Dahler Lake

    In 2023, TPL helped add an additional 1,280 acres near Emily, a single block of forest known as Dahler Lake, expanding recreational opportunities, protecting wildlife habitat, and preserving water quality throughout the region. The acquisition also permanently protected a key segment of the Emily Snowbird snowmobile trail.

    Crow Wing County Forest North

    In 2019, we helped protect over 155 acres of land as an addition to the Crow Wing County Forest, including over a mile and a half of river frontage on the Mississippi River. 

    Mississippi River Northwoods Habitat Complex

    The Brainerd Lakes Area is one of Minnesota’s most rapidly growing regions and a popular destination for many types of outdoor recreation. It also provides valuable habitat for spawning fish, migrating waterfowl, and Blanding’s —a threatened species. For nearly ten years, Trust for Public Land and partners have worked to protect this landscape, linking it to nearby conservation lands, and creating a nine-mile stretch of protected land along the Mississippi River

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Get in Touch with Our Minnesota Team
St. Paul Office

2610 University Avenue
Suite 300
St. Paul, MN, 55114
(651) 760-0179

Associate Vice President, Minnesota State Director