Scientific and Natural Areas Program

Scientific and Natural Areas

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Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas Program
Donate and Protect

Your support helps preserve Minnesota's finest natural features and rare species

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Consider a donation

Land — If you have land with natural, undisturbed features or rare resources you are considering selling or donating we would like to hear from you.

Funds — Consider a financial contribution for land acquisition, management, land protection, or educational purposes.


A gift of any amount can be sent directly to:
Scientific & Natural Areas Program
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155

Make checks payable to the Scientific and Natural Areas Program and include a note that the donation be used for SNAs.


For further information or to discuss land or other gifts please fill out this donation form or contact us at sna.dnr@state.mn.us. Please provide your name, phone number, and address when emailing.



Your book purchase also helps!

Look for the following books, available from Minnesota's Bookstore. A portion of the proceeds of these books come to the Scientific and Natural Areas Program for use in outreach efforts.