Research reports

Nongame Wildlife Program, Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, and State Wildlife Grants

Nabokov's Blue Butterfly
Nabokov's blue butterfly

Since 1977, the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program and Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program have supported hundreds of research projects that provide natural resource managers and the public with information useful in conserving the state's nongame wildlife and rare plant and animal resources. The following links provide access to reports generated by many of these projects. Where noted, the project has received support from Grants for Conservation Biology Research in Minnesota, a joint project of these programs.

Since 2003, Minnesota's State Wildlife Grant Program has also supported projects benefiting nongame wildlife through a competitive grant program. Projects supported by this program address the Priority Conservation Actions identified in Minnesota's Wildlife Action Plan, "Tomorrow's Habitat for the Wild and Rare." Final reports for these projects can be accessed through the links below.

The lists of reports is a "work in progress." Our highest priority is to list the reports that have been submitted in the past ten years.

All listed reports are provided in html and/or pdf digital formats. A list of publications produced by these projects is also available.