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. Belwin Conservancy's 1,424 acre preserve includes oak savanna and woodlands, tallgrass prairie, wetlands, and fens. It is home to numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. 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

To ensure the health of our community, we've decided to cancel Belwin public programs and events through May, including the Belwin Bison Festival. But the bison are still coming! Follow us on social media to see video of the bison taking to the land later this spring, and come visit them on the prairie this summer. We will add events after May, as we are able. Check this site and social media for updates.
Saturday, May 30th, 2020
Education Center Summer Saturdays

Every Saturday, Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend: Free and open to everyone for walking! Explore Belwin Education Center's miles of rolling woodlands, prairie ...

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Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Education Center Summer Saturdays

Every Saturday, Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend: Free and open to everyone for walking! Explore Belwin Education Center's miles of rolling woodlands, prairie ...

Everyone


Saturday, June 13th, 2020
Education Center Summer Saturdays

Every Saturday, Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend: Free and open to everyone for walking! Explore Belwin Education Center's miles of rolling woodlands, prairie ...

Everyone


Saturday, June 20th, 2020
Education Center Summer Saturdays

Every Saturday, Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend: Free and open to everyone for walking! Explore Belwin Education Center's miles of rolling woodlands, prairie ...

Everyone

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In addition to learning about 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.


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


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

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Creating Living Landscapes: Why They Matter and What You Can Do to Help

Photo by Lori Moilanen. As you drive down any street in any town, city, or even the countryside, what you most likely see are squares of mowed green grass, maybe a flower garden and a few shrubs. These are dead landscapes as far as insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds are concerned. There may not be cover for a bird to ...


Honey Bee Dancing at Belwin

Researchers conducted flower surveys and collected flowers within Belwin's reconstructed prairies to aid their study Excerpted from the article published February 12, 2020. Read the complete paper online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228169 Researcher Morgan K. Carr holds a sugar-water feeder and marks honey bees in order to get them to go back to the ...


Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. … Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”– Henry David Thoreau Autumn 2010 It’s a partly cloudy morning, temperatures are hovering around 35 degrees, and frost has begun to ...


Letting the Forest Function

Three years ago, the first member event at the Creative Center was held on a hot July night. About 75 people walked along a bluff where a patch of oak savanna had recently been cleared of buckthorn. The views eastward, down to Lake Edith and into Wisconsin, stunned the guests who didn’t know the land contained such hidden gems ...

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