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The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge & Wetland Management District was founded in 1976 to protect habitat in the rapidly developing metropolitan area around the Twin Cities. A runway expansion at the nearby airport in 2001 set the community up for conflict. Brooke Burrows, USFWS, shares how a mitigation fund helped start a land trust to benefit both people and wildlife in her 2018 Managing by Network case study. (Photo courtesy of USFWS.)
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