Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas Program
How You Can Help

Volunteer collecting prairie seed on Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer (its lots of fun!)

  • Projects — Join other like-minded folks enjoying these special places while doing important work to help keep them that way
  • EventsCome along on a hike to find out about the natural features and rare resources that make SNAs exceptional.
  • Site Stewards — Do you have a desire to become more involved? If so, consider becoming a site steward.

Showy lady's slippers

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.