Aviation Section

Last updated: 2016-05-24

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) flew statewide wetland inventory flights and conducted several enforcement photo flights of suspected violations.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) finished up the nesting waterfowl survey. Geving also conducted several officer request station flights, wetland violation photos, and training flights.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports some rotary training followed by some telemetry flights and Leech Lake survey flights. Jensen also flew a WCA photo flight and a requested ATV damage flight in east central Minnesota. Along the route of this flight, two other potential Waters violations were spotted and documented for follow up. In service training was also attended at Camp Ripley.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) completed the NW Sandhill Crane survey, and continued with helicopter training for two pilots. He also worked on helicopter maintenance and administrative tasks.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew multiple Leech Lake surveys and Forest Assessment Wetland photos.