The Nongame Wildlife Program strives to maintain and enhance the state’s diversity of wildlife. We help restore native wildlife populations and support Minnesota’s Species in Greatest Conservation Need. We protect and manage crucial habitats, conduct scientific research to better understand Minnesota’s wildlife species and the ecosystems in which they live, and we forge connections between Minnesotans and native wildlife through engagement and education.
There are many ways Minnesotans can get involved in the conservation of Minnesota’s wildlife. From volunteering with the Loon Monitoring Program to planting a pollinator friendly garden, we and Minnesota’s wildlife rely on our community’s help.