Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2018-04-16

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week working on old public waters and Wetland Conservation Act cases. Time was spent patrolling the Becker County area for fish run activity and handling miscellaneous wildlife calls. Stattelman attended lake service provider AIS training and started review and planning for the upcoming CO Academy. He followed up with local government units and field COs regarding ongoing cases and case status. He also checked fishermen.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) spent time in Brainerd collecting older WCA/PW cases to be input into RMS system for tracking. Scott handled administrative work on casework and worked with Ecological and Water Resources staff in preparation for an upcoming meeting regarding bloody red shrimp.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) worked on case file records and digital transformation. He also planned training and attended meetings. Ice fishing activity is still going and individuals are still driving on the lakes.

WREO Leah Weyandt (Central) spent the week uploading old cases into the new electronic filing system. Time was spent updating and confirming current deed restrictions that are in place. A TEP meeting was attended in Isanti County where an after-the-fact application was filled out for a wetland violation.

WREO Luke Belgard (SW) worked angling and ATV enforcement. Time was spent following up with ongoing wetland and waters cases. A few trout anglers managed to make it out on opening morning before the storm on Saturday. Success was limited.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) worked a very blustery trout opener. Time was also spent working the Mississippi River and addressing a wake zone violation. Court was attended and traffic assistance was given at a motor vehicle crash.