Participation, Membership, and Giving

The mission of the Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust is to preserve the land and its resources. 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. We can't do it alone, we need your help!

Guiding The Trust

Activities, investments and spending by the trust are guided by a Board of Directors. The Board meets on the second Monday of March, June, September, and December. The Annual Meeting is held prior to the December board meeting. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 7:00 PM at the Military House on the Evansville Historical Foundation campus. The GPS address is 204 South Gran, Evansville. Members and the public are welcome at all meetings!

2022-23 Officers and Directors

Rick Banke
Director, Douglas County
Mike Nemmers
Vice President
Director,  Pope County
Andy Bye
Director, Grant County
Rick Paulsen                                    
Greg Lillemon
Director, Douglas County
Ray Norrgard
Loreli Westby
Directors, Otter Tail County
Kerry Zimmerman
Director, Grant County
Bob Jacobs                                            
Director, Pope County

Craig DeJong
Director at Large

Become a Member

Annual membership: $30
Four year membership: $100
Lifetime 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

Fill out the form below 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!

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

Membership Form