Outstanding Conservationist of the Area and State Award

2016 Crow Wing County Outstanding Conservationist of the Year
Jim and Audra Chamberlin


Jim and Audra Chamberlin own and operate Island Lake Farm, a 107 acre diversified farm and forestry operation where    they raise vegetables, livestock, fruit and mushrooms.  The farm is located on a natural environment lake in Deerwood, MN where Audra predominantly cares for the animals and homestead, while Jim is an expert in soil health, erosion control and woodland management.  Jim & Audra have influenced and shared their love of conservation and the outdoors with their 9 children, 11 grandchildren and others in the community.   The portion of the farm that lies on a designated wild rice lake is nearing completion of an 82-acre perpetual conservation easement.  The Chamberlin's are exceptional stewards of the land, active in local and regional organizations and have careers that improve conservation efforts in our area.


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