Opportunity Lands in Minnesota for a
Diversified and Restorative Agriculture


The intent of this map is to provide landowners and their advisers with information about where on the landscape diversified crops might be grown to deliver a combination of environmental and economic benefits.



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The map was born of a book and map project called This Perennial Land. Map generation and technical expertise were provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Rural Advantage, a Green Lands Blue Waters partner organization based in Fairmont, MN. The original project mapped just the Greater Blue Earth watershed in southern Minnesota. From there the mapping idea took hold and this statewide interactive map was launched in March of 2013. Two other Green Lands Blue Waters partners in Minnesota were added to the team that prepared this statewide map product: the Land Stewardship Project and the University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. For more information about the University of Minnesota's involvement in the project, contact the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Green Lands Blue Waters would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their work on the project:
Lansing Shepard and Paula Westmoreland, This Perennial Land
Linda Meschke, Rural Advantage
George Boody, Land Stewardship Project
Bart Richardson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Funding for this project was generously provided by the Walton Family Foundation.

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