Visitors are always welcome to explore the Natural Lands. We ask that you follow our simple rules to keep yourself safe and the environment healthy.
About the Natural Lands
The Natural Lands encompasses approximately 430 acres of land adjacent to St. Olaf College. While fragments of existing habitat make up the Natural Lands, a vast majority of the land that is now forests, prairies, and wetlands was restored from agricultural land. The Natural Lands serves as vital habitat to native flora and fauna, and a place of research, recreation, and relaxation to the St. Olaf and Northfield community.
Engaging with the Natural Lands
What's New in the Natural Lands?
Map of the Natural Lands
A current map of Natural Lands trails and features2023 Map
Discover the small, student-run farm providing campus with local, sustainable produce!STOGROW page
Habitats and Management
Explore the ecosystems of the Natural Lands and how we help maintain themHabitats