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Participation through Membership and Giving

The mission of the Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust is to preserve the land and its resources. Read our motto at the bottom of this page, and you’ll understand why we’re so passionate about conservation. We’re not just talking about conservation in general or about how some of the land and its resources are being eroded and abused all across Minnesota and the Midwest. Rather we are talking about making a difference in Pope, Douglas, Grant and Otter Tail counties. We’re acting on specific conservation needs and projects in our area! We’re helping local students and educators learn more about our conservation ethic and conserving our resources. But we can’t do this alone—we need your help!

Here are some of the ways you can participate in the Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust:

Annual membership $30 (memberships are tax deductible)
Four year membership $100
Life membership $500
Heritage membership $1000


Lifetime gift of money, unrestricted or directed. Usually a qualified charitable income tax deduction. PHCT is a qualified charity under IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(3)

Lifetime gift in kind—a gift of property. Special tax deduction rules apply that may be very advantageous to you

Testamentary bequest—directing in your will that a gift of money or property be made to the Trust after your death

Memorial—a gift to the Trust made in the name of a loved one or to commemorate a special relationship or event


If you would like to discuss how you can make a lifetime gift, bequest, or memorial gift to the Trust, send us an email using our CONTACT US form. Our representative will respond by email or phone. All information will be kept confidential!

Download our Membership Form by clicking here. Fill out the form and forward with your check to the address shown. Your name will be added to our newsletter mailing list. We do not share your member information. THANK YOU!


PHCT Motto

Our time on earth is brief, yet the land goes on forever, carrying with it the marks of each succeeding landowner. As fleeting trespassers on land that belongs to future generations, we must touch the land gently, caring for it as true stewards, so that those who assess our record will see our love and respect for the land and life. (Robert B. Oetting)