News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, March 6

March 6, 2023

DNR webinars cover prairie chickens, bison conservation

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in wildlife and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will feature discussions about prairie chickens and bison conservation.

The first webinar is at noon Wednesday, March 8. Greg Hoch, DNR prairie habitat team supervisor, will discuss the history of prairie chickens in Minnesota, their population numbers and habitat requirements, where to see prairie chicken spring courtship dances, and hunting opportunities.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, March 15. Richard Milda, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s bison herd coordinator, and Molly Tranel Nelson, DNR Parks and Trails bison expert, will discuss the history and future of bison in Minnesota, including general information, the Bison Conservation Herd Program, where the public can view bison in Minnesota, and how to help support bison management and stewardship.

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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