Nongame Wildlife Program, Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, and State Wildlife Grants
Since 1977, the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program and Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program have supported hundreds of research projects. These projects provide natural resource managers and the public with information useful in conserving the state's nongame wildlife, including rare plant and rare animal resources. Where noted, the project has received support from Grants for Conservation Biology Research in Minnesota.
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."
Many final reports for these projects are provided in html and/or pdf digital formats (through links on the left side of this page), however some reports are not available through links. Reports that are unlinked may contain non-public data (i.e. specific location information or data that would enable persons to locate the endangered, threatened, or special concern plant or animal). Per Minnesota Statute section 84.0872, the Minnesota DNR staff must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that nonpublic data is not shared externally without following appropriate nonpublic data disclosure procedures in order to protect these species and has decided to not include links to these reports in the following pages.
A list of publications produced by these projects is also available.
Final reports for these projects can be accessed through the links on the left side of this page.
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.