News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Jan. 23

January 23, 2023

DNR webinars cover dog sledding in Minnesota, native mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in fishing, wildlife and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will discuss dog sledding, and mussels that are native to Minnesota.

The first webinar is at noon Wednesday, Jan. 25. Bethany Hway, founder and race director of the Klondike Dog Derby, will discuss the history of dog mushing, its popularity today and how to get involved in this terrific winter activity.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1. Madeline Pletta, the DNR’s lead mussel propagation biologist, will discuss the importance of Minnesota's native freshwater mussels and how the DNR is restoring mussel populations across the state.

The webinars are part of the DNR's Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. The webinars are free, but registration is required. More information is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website.

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