News release: DNR webinars cover bison conservation, loons

March 13, 2023

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

The first 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 share general information about bison biology. They will also discuss the history and future of bison in Minnesota, the Bison Conservation Herd Program, where the public can view bison in Minnesota, and how to help support bison management and stewardship.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, March 22. Kevin Kenow, loon researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, will discuss where loons breed, where they spend the winter, what they eat, what threats they face and information on Minnesota’s loon population.

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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