The Minnesota Valley Trust works exclusively with landowners who wish to sell or donate their land to become part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District.
The priority expansion areas are located in the valley of the Minnesota River, between Chaska and St. Peter, Minnesota. The Trust also acquires land outside the river valley, but within the Minnesota River Watershed, as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA).
After acquisition and habitat restoration, all lands are donated to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. They will be managed forever as public land to the benefit of wildlife and people.
See maps of the Priority Expansion Areas and Waterfowl Production Areas.