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DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 4, 2021

A list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


New sunfish regulations in effect on nearly 100 waters

Published on March 2, 2021

Sunfish anglers will need to closely check the 2021 Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet and signs at water accesses for new sunfish limits that are now in effect on 94 waters.


Online meeting to focus on 2021 waterfowl season regulations and dates

Published on March 2, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 for people to learn, comment and ask questions about the 2021 waterfowl hunting season and proposed regulatory changes that will be released for public comment on March 29.


DNR invites public review, announces meeting on Mille Lacs Lake fisheries management

Published on March 2, 2021

Minnesotans can learn about and comment on fisheries management goals and objectives proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Mille Lacs Lake.


Public input sought on Fond du Lac State Forest recreational trails

Published on March 2, 2021

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people to attend a virtual public input meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 11 to learn about and provide comment on potential trail modifications within the Fond du Lac State Forest in Carlton County.


Winter ATV use suspended on groomed trails in Nemadji, St. Croix state forests

Published on March 2, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has suspended winter ATV use on 99 miles of groomed, shared-use trails in the Nemadji and St. Croix state forests, including the Matthew Lourey State Trail due to warming temperatures.


Preliminary results from pesticide study show widespread neonicotinoid exposure in Minnesota white-tailed deer

Published on March 1, 2021

Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


DNR now accepting applications for Minnesota State Parks library program

Published on February 26, 2021

Minnesota libraries in low-income communities may qualify for a new program that provides free state park permits for these libraries to loan to patrons. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will provide the permits, which library patrons can check out for seven-day periods beginning in June.


Deadline to remove fish houses quickly approaching

Published on February 26, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the deadline to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes is coming up. Although the coldest spell of winter occurred just days ago, fish house removal deadlines are set in state statute and not dependent upon seasonal conditions.


Lake aeration systems now operating in shallow lakes

Published on February 23, 2021

Safety is being urged around systems that are in operation


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 22, 2021

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


DNR seeks comments on Finland area fisheries management plans

Published on February 22, 2021

Anglers and others interested in management of fisheries resources in the Finland area are invited to comment on fisheries management plans for selected lakes in Lake County through Wednesday, March 31.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area fisheries management plans

Published on February 22, 2021

Anglers and others interested in management of fisheries resources in the Grand Rapids area are invited to comment on fisheries management plans for selected lakes in Itasca County through Wednesday, March 31.


Career pathway program seeking applicants

Published on February 18, 2021

Applications are being accepted until May 28 for the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program, a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil Resources. The successful applicants will form the third cohort for this innovative program.


Water control structure, fish barrier project nearing completion on Lake Maria

Published on February 17, 2021

The project on the 425-acre shallow lake in Murray County will provide a number of benefits to outdoor recreation, wildlife and property owners.


DNR adjusts how married anglers and hunters buy combination licenses

Published on February 17, 2021

Both members of married couples who want to purchase a combination angling or hunting license in person will need to be present at the sales location starting Feb. 18, when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin requiring both spouses to provide and verify their own complete customer records on file to purchase a combination license.


DNR invites public comment on including timber harvest as a resource management tool at Father Hennepin State Park

Published on February 17, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages public input on an update to Father Hennepin State Park’s management plan, which would allow for timber harvests as part of resource management at the park. Input may be provided during the open house or via mail or email.


Light goose conservation harvest begins Feb. 18

Published on February 17, 2021

News briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Swan Lake drawdown underway

Published on February 17, 2021

Wildlife managers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have begun lowering water levels on Nicollet County’s Swan Lake. This temporary drawdown will improve wildlife habitat and water quality.


Winter construction nearing completion at Willow River Dam site

Published on February 12, 2021

Major construction nearing completion at the former Willow River dam site.


Timber harvest remodels outdoor learning at Frazee-Vergas School Forest

Published on February 11, 2021

A recent timber harvest at the Frazee-Vergas School Forest is providing students an interactive look at a working forest, and an up-close educational opportunity to witness active forest management and its contribution to Minnesota’s environment, economy and outdoor recreation.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 9, 2021

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Conservation Reserve Program general signup deadline nears

Published on February 4, 2021

Signup deadline is Feb. 12. The goal of the CRP is to establish long-term vegetative cover, namely grasses and trees, on environmentally sensitive lands. Landowners receive annual rental payments for participating in the program.


DNR seeks comments on Duluth-area lake and stream fisheries management plans

Published on February 1, 2021

Comments accepted through March 1 for several Duluth area fisheries management plan updates.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 1, 2021

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.