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Restoring the Wild

How two creative collaborations enhanced Minnesota’s natural habitats

Challenges around the environment and conservation can feel enormous and intractable. Over the years, the Bush Foundation has funded a number of organizations that are undaunted by these challenges. In these two cases, one involving a past grantee and one a more recent Bush Prize winner, organizations were willing to think bigger and think differently to revitalize crucial and priceless natural resources in Minnesota.  

How the Nature Conservancy converted subpar agricultural land into the nation’s largest wetland and prairie restoration.

Cannon River Watershed Partnership is on a mission to clean up the the Cannon River and other Mississippi River tributaries.