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Environmental Groups in Minnesota

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership
651-290-0154
Mission: The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition that strengthens member effectiveness and builds collective power to secure a healthy environment for all Minnesotans.

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Izaak Walton League of America – Minnesota Valley Chapter
Bloomington
507-828-3377
Mission: The Minnesota Valley Chapter is located on the Minnesota River in Bloomington, MN. We seek to preserve the natural habitat and beauty on our property and encourage others to appreciate it.

Izaak Walton League of America – Bush Lake Chapter
Bloomington
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Izaak Walton League of America – W. J. Breckenridge Chapter
Brooklyn Park
763-561-5364
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Izaak Walton League of America – Jaques Chapter
Mahtomedi
651-291-1829
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Sierra Club – North Star Chapter
Minneapolis
612-659-9124
Mission:
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.”

The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota
Minneapolis
612-331-0700
Mission: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. For 60 years, we’ve been working in Minnesota to do just that. TNC owns and manages approximately 60,000 acres in Minnesota including more than 50 preserves that are open to the public.

The Nature Conservancy in North Dakota
Minneapolis
701-794-8741
Mission: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. For 37 years, we’ve been working in North Dakota to do just that. TNC owns and manages approximately 16,000 acres in North Dakota including five preserves that are open to the public.

The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota
Minneapolis
605-342-4040
Mission: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. For more than half a century, we’ve been working in South Dakota to do just that. TNC owns and manages more than 13,000 acres in the state including 11 preserves that are open to the public.

Conservation Minnesota Voter Center
Minneapolis
612-767-2444
Mission: We Inform. You Decide
Volunteers organized the Minnesota League of Conservation Voters in 1984 to make sure that any Minnesotan could easily evaluate the actions of their elected officials in protecting our lakes, our lands, and our way of life. A lot has changed over the last three decades, including our name, but our commitment to being a trustworthy source of information for you and your family remains constant.
Today, CM Voter Center researches public opinion and government actions on conservation issues, providing reliable information to help Minnesotans make decisions that protect the health of our air, water, communities, and families.

Clean Water Action Minnesota
Minneapolis
612-623-3666
Mission: Clean Water Action works to ensure access safe, affordable source of drinking water now, and for future generations.

Minnesota 350
Minneapolis
612-440-5350
Mission: MN350 unites Minnesotans as part of a global movement to end the pollution damaging our climate, speed the transition to clean energy, and create a just and healthy future for all.

The Climate Reality Project: Southern Minnesota Greater Metro Area Chapter
Minneapolis
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Izaak Walton League of America – New London Chapter
New London
320-354-4708
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Minnesota Conservation Federation
St. Paul
651-690-3077
Mission:
We pledge as Americans to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country, its air, soil and minerals, its forests, waters, and wildlife.

Environmental Caucus of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
St. Paul
218-262-9386
Mission: To educate and mobilize the citizens of Minnesota to protect, preserve and restore the natural environment while increasing participation in the DFL.

The Climate Reality Project: St. Paul, MN Chapter
St Paul.
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Climate Reality Project: Saint Paul, MN Chapter
St Paul.
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Izaak Walton League of America – Minnesota
St. Paul
651-221-0215
Mission: To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature, and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to our sharing of it, I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.

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Izaak Walton League of America – Austin Chapter
Austin
507-433-2735
Mission: To protect our nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife.Our strength lies in our grassroots, commonsense approach to solving local, regional and national conservation issues.

Izaak Walton League of America – New Ulm #79 Chapter
New Ulm
507-276-1858
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources.

Minnesota Association of Environmental Professionals
Northfield
Mission: The primary function of MNAEP shall be to promote and maintain the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions through cooperation with the NAEP. The specific purposes of the MNAEP shall be the following:
A. Developing and furthering professional contacts throughout the diverse community of environmental professions in Minnesota, including industry, consultants, government agencies, environmental non-profit organizations, academia, and students;
B. Coordinating and sharing expertise with professionals across organization fields to identify specific solutions for current and future challenges in the environmental field;
C. Promoting the high standards of our profession in Minnesota; and
D. Sharing new information, regulatory changes, and innovations with members

Izaak Walton League of America – Owatonna Chapter 
Owatonna
507-451-7946
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Izaak Walton League of America – Rochester Chapter
Rochester
Mission: The Rochester MN Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is involved in teaching the community about the value of preserving our natural resources. At our Wetland Reserve we provide opportunities for local youth groups to complete community service projects and provide college scholarships and science fair awards to local students. 

Izaak Walton League of America – Wapashaw Chapter
Wabasha
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Izaak Walton League of America – Will Dilg Chapter
Winona
651-398-8839
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

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Izaak Walton League of America – Prairie Woods Chapter
Audubon
218-439-6303
Mission: The Prairie Woods Chapter hosts regular chapter meetings during the fall, winter, and spring months.

Izaak Walton League of America – W.J. McCabe Chapter
Duluth
218-879-3186
Mission: To protect water, air, and soil.

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Ely
218-365-7808
Mission: 1. To protect and preserve wilderness and wild places
2. To advocate for the protection of the BWCAW and the enhancement of it’s wilderness aspect.
3. To foster education about the value of wilderness and wild places.

Save the Boundary Waters
Ely
218-365-7808
Mission: The Campaign, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore. 

Izaak Walton League of America –  Libbey Northern Lakes Chapter
Grand Rapids
218-327-2399
Mission: To protect water, air, soil and Wildlife

Izaak Walton League of America – Cass County Chapter
Hackensack
218-682-2941
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.