It’s in our name
Sounds great- but how?
B-Corp, that’s new!
How are you conserving the land?
Founding president of the Minnesota Land Trust and 22-year board member of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington D.C., David Hartwell is a wealth of conservation knowledge and best-of practices to the Gaardians. In 2000 he began to build and led a coalition of conservation groups that culminated in 2008 with the passage by the voters in Minnesota of a constitutional amendment that will raise an estimated $6 billion dollars for conservation and the arts during its 25-year life and has served on the Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council which recommends habitat projects from the amendment since 2008.
Ann Bancroft is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and is the first known woman in history to cross the ice to both the North and South Poles. An internationally recognized leader, she is dedicated to sharing stories from her expeditions to inspire youth and people around the world to create change. Ann is the founder of the Ann Bancroft Foundation: an organization focused on inspiring women and girls around the world to unleash the power of their dreams.
Nancy Gibson is best known for her effort to build the International Wolf Center in Ely as member of its board beginning in 1987, playing an instrumental part in its creation and success. In 1998, she was one of the leaders who helped pass the State Constitutional Amendment dedicating 40% of net proceeds of State Lottery dollars to the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund, serving on its Commission since 2006 as co-chair and co vice-chair. The Trust Fund is instrumental in supporting monies for innovative research with water resources, energy, invasive species, toxic pollutants, environmental education, critical natural resources, parks and trails across Minnesota.