Nature and Wildlife

Surin Farms boasts over 180 pristine acres of rolling hills, over half of which is wooded. It is wonderful habitat for deer, wild turkey, coyotes, and a wide variety of Mother Nature's smaller children.

Surin Farms was part of the original watershed project.  To this day, every effort is made to prevent erosion and protect the land.  Good stewardship is a fundamental value and part of everything we do.

Cold Brook trout creek runs through Surin Farms. Spring fed from an icy cold aquifer, the creek has a year-round water temperature of only 44 degrees. It is one of the few remaining natural production trout streams in Southeast Minnesota.

Surin Farms is committed to improving the environment and restoring the natural trout habitat the creek has historically provided.
Please contact Frank for more information about trout fishing at Surin Farms.

Land Stewardship

  • Watershed dams need repair
    A hundred years ago, as part of the original watershed project in Minnesota, there were dams built on Surin Farms to prevent land erosion and preserve the water table.  Today, these dams are in need of repair.  This problem is widespread, but we have been unable to find the funding necessary to repair or rebuild.  We are afraid that without these repairs a hillside full of silt will eventually flow down into Cold Brook Trout Creek, blocking it to the extent that it will no longer be able to sustain the trout population.
    Posted Aug 19, 2011, 2:09 PM by Frank Anderson
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