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Person wading through bluestem grass in the tallgrass aspen parkland.

More Information about the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland

Past articles in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer

Hear an essay by DNR plant ecologist Nancy Sather about the tallgrass aspen parkland [Note: link takes you to Voices for the Land Web page that houses several essays; click on Summer, then click on the image on the bottom row, center, to hear Nancy's essay; requires Flash]

WMA and state park profiles on DNR Web Site

Nature Northwest Tourism

October ecotourism conference to feature the Aspen Parkland

On October 23 and 24, the University of Minnesota Crookston campus will host a conference on the Aspen Parkland featuring naturalists, biologists, and ecotourism specialists each telling the Aspen Parkland story from their point of view. The conference will also honor Ron Nargang, recently retired state director of the Minnesota chapter of The Nature Conservancy and architect of key acquisitions in the Aspen Parkland region. Noted National Geographic photographer, author, and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg will also give keynote presentation on the evening of 23 October.

This conference is open to the public. For more information email Judy Baatz at or call 218-281-8128.


Gustave Axelson is the managing editor of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine.

Minneapolis photographer Layne Kennedy has had his photography published in National Geographic, Backpacker, Outside, and Sports Illustrated. He generously contributed the Web rights for his tallgrass aspen parkland photos to this Web project.

All photographs on these Parkland Ambling Web pages are copyrighted by Layne Kennedy and may not be reused without his permission.

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