The Belwin Conservancy and our members are working together to protect the St. Croix Valley through land conservation, scientifically-based ecological restoration and by building connections between people and the natural world. The Belwin Conservancy's 1,364 acre preserve includes oak savanna and woodlands, tallgrass prairie, wetlands, and fens. It is home to numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. The Belwin Conservancy is a nonprofit organization and needs your help to continue working to protect the landscape and wildlife of this area.

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Upcoming Events

The Belwin Conservancy hosts events throughout the year both for our members and some that are open to the public. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events and RSVP for them right here.
Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Open Third Saturday

Once a month all the trails at Belwin Outdoor Science's Education Center are open for every member to come and walk from 11 am ...

Free for Belwin members, fee for non-members.

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Annual Winter Solstice Bonfire

December 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with program at 7:45 p.m. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Belwin with ...


Friday, January 19th, 2018
Owl Prowling

Join us as we hike through the winter woods listening for owls and other nocturnal creatures. Come dressed to be outside. Ages 12 and up ...

Free for Belwin members, fee for non-members.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Open Third Saturday

Once a month all the trails at Belwin Outdoor Science's Education Center are open for every member to come and walk from 11 am ...

Free for Belwin members, fee for non-members.

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Get to Know the Belwin Conservancy

In addition to learning about the Belwin Conservancy today, we hope you'll stay connected with our work. Join us and help protect the St. Croix watershed through thoughtful land conservation and by inspiring our connection to the natural world.



There are many great places and ways to visit the Belwin Conservancy's preserve. There are miles of public hiking trails through beautiful restored prairies and even an observation platform.



If you'd like to volunteer your time and expertise, we have many opportunities for you to do so.


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The Belwin Conservancy needs your help! Our members support our work with their financial contributions. As a member, you'll be give even more chances to visit the Belwin Conservancy!

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More than $27,000 Raised During GTMD 2017!

Thanks to an outpouring of support, we met and exceeded our goal and match, raising more than $27,000 during the 2017 Give to the Max Day (GTMD) event! Thank you to everyone who donated, helping us work toward meeting our year-end goals and keeping us strong. If you missed this year’s Give to the Max Day event, you ...

The impact of bison at Belwin Conservancy

Originally published on the NorthStar Bison Blog. “I can't even describe how incorporating bison have enhanced the landscape here. The quality and maturation of our prairie has been improved by 4x. The balance and abundance of insects, wildlife, wildflowers and grasses here is second to none in the country. Simultaneously, our management energy and costs have plummeted. All thanks ...

The Beaver at Bulrush Slough

Belwin Conservancy is happy to report that a beaver is living at Bulrush Slough. The busy beaver was captured by our trail camera as it was chewing on a tree stump. Bulrush Slough is located across from the Belwin Outdoor Science Lower Classroom. Students with special needs use this accessible classroom and a newly constructed bridge across the slough to ...

Birds in the Heartland: Dark-eyed Junco

Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS. It begins with stillness now, the morning. The cacophony of bird song has diminished. In its place, the soft murmur of wind and the quiet, distinctive chip of the cardinal begin the day. As light progresses the chickadees become active, flitting to and fro collecting seed. Soon crows are calling in the distance and, almost ...

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