Conservation grazing is the use of livestock grazing as a land management tool to improve wildlife habitat or other conservation objectives. This map application is a collaboration of information from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, United State Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. It is intended to provide information about potential grazing opportunities on public conservation lands within the state and connect livestock owners to agency personnel who can help them initiate grazing contracts.
Points on this map represent public land that may be available for conservation grazing contracts. Click on the point for additional information and contacts for that site. Additional grazing sites may also be available. Clicking on areas of the map outside of the points will give contact information for agency land managers in that area who may be able to provide information about additional grazing opportunities.
This is for information and education only. This information has been compiled from data provided from various state, federal and non-government agencies. It is only as accurate as the data that has been provided. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers this web application as a way for existing livestock producers to connect with managers of public lands who may be interested in using grazing as a land management tool. MDA is not responsible for misrepresentations of current available grazing sites. Potential grazing sites can change at any time without notice. It is ultimately up to the agency managing the property whether or not a site is suitable for grazing and to establish contracts for grazing services. For information about conservation grazing in a particular area of the state, please use the contacts provided in the map search results.
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Kelly Anderson, Livestock Specialist
Ag Marketing & Development Division