Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Aviation Section

Last updated: 2018-02-20

Standby NR Pilot Jessica Holmes (Grand Rapids) continued training with CO Pilot Jensen out of Brainerd.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of wolf and bear telemetry flights. Jensen also continued flight training for another pilot trainee.

CO Pilot Christopher Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports flying flights related to maintenance and proficiency. He attended a training seminar with other divisional partners.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew a bear telemetry flight to locate hibernating bears so wildlife managers can visit the dens to get vitals such as weight and change their transmitter battery. Heineman also flew a wolf pack count.

CO Pilot Bob Geving spent the week at Thief River Falls flying census surveys of the state?s elk herds.

NR pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on helicopter maintenance and administrative projects. He also researched future articles for pilot training.