Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2017-07-24

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent time working on AIS and APM violations. Calls from the public were fielded regarding hydro jets and the legal uses. PW and WCA cases were worked on.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) worked on WCA case?s closing a few and opening others. Discussions on current cases with LGU and SWCD were on going. ATV?s at General Andrews State Forest were checked. Officer Scott checked anglers on Lake Vermilion. Fishing activity was low but numerous contacts were made with muskie anglers and some smallmouth bass anglers.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) followed up on WCA and APM cases. WREO Haberman also worked AIS enforcement and checked fishermen at Leech Lake. ATV trail enforcement was also conducted.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week working wetland cases and AIS. Enforcement action was taken for failing to comply with a restoration order, boating safety violations, and ATV violations. Commercial and recreational turtle trappers were also checked.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) continued to follow-up on PW and WCA cases as needed. Officer Hanson and K-9 Reggie assisted with a law enforcement night out at Robbins Island in Willmar. Officer Hanson also worked Catfish days on the MN River in Redwood, Renville, and YMC. Enforcement action was taken for fishing license issues, vehicles driving in the MN River bottom, and ATV issues. Invasive species issues were also addressed.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) followed up on WCA and public waters cases.