The remarkable place known as Minnesota is situated at the convergence of the Great Lakes, the Great Rivers, and the Great Plains. The citizens of
Minnesota cherish and take pride in the abundant and varied natural resources of this place. We also value our quality of life and our standard of living,
and desire the same for our children. All of these values and desires are intricately connected: continued economic prosperity depends on a healthy and
sustainable environment, and vice versa. To foster the conditions we value, we must balance long-term plans for conserving and protecting our priceless
natural resources with those for ensuring a healthy public and healthy economy. This document, the Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan (SCPP), lays out a deliberate strategy for doing so in a unified, integrated fashion, that employed an interdisciplinary approach with multiple perspectives and expertise.
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).
Institute on the Evironment
University of Minnesota
Swackhamer, Deborah L.; Colman, Jean; Shardlow, John.
Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan.
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