Rules and Guidelines

People walking on boardwalk The land under our care contains an amazing cross-section of habitats and biodiversity found very few other places, especially so close to the Twin Cities. Please enjoy your time here, but keep in mind that you are a visitor. Belwin Conservancy is managed primarily for the wild things. There are numerous threatened plant and animal species on our preserve and it is our duty to care for them. Please tread lightly and subscribe to the principals of Leave no Trace.

For the enjoyment of everyone, the following are never allowed anywhere on Belwin Conservancy's property:

  • Fires
  • Littering
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Horses
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Picnicking
  • Weapons
  • Removal of Vegetation
  • Picking Flowers

Always follow posted signs. Access and rules may change due to ongoing restoration activities. Access is only allowed from designated entrances. Always stay on designated trails. Belwin Conservancy property is only open during daylight hours.


Please follow the following rules for dogs:

Stagecoach Prairie

On-leash dogs are allowed at Stagecoach Prairie. This is because Stagecoach Prairie is principally managed for grassland bird habitat. These are threatened animals that principally nest on the ground. Off-leash dogs are highly disruptive to them. Thank you for observing this rule.

Dogs are not allowed at any other Belwin site.