Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Minnesota State Conservation and Preservation Plan looks out 50 years

Listening to MPR yesterday I heard an interesting story on the Minnesota's Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan. This is a fifty year plan on how to protect and preserve Minnesotas natural resources. This is the first plan of its kind for ANY state and was done for about $500,000. However as the story in the Star Tribune points out the staff at the University of Minnesota that did the study also did the report with over 1 million dollars in pro bono work. I have not yet read through the report but I hope that it is truly the beacon of hope Minnesota needs as mining regains its legs and Tim Pawlenty is in office.

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