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Groundwater Atlas of Hennepin County now available

Published on February 3, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Groundwater Atlas of Hennepin County. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution, expanding on the geologic atlas for Hennepin County previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.


DNR grants help children get outside, begin a lifetime of outdoor experiences

Published on February 3, 2022

Apply through March 10 for funding aimed to increase outdoor experiences, education and stewardship.


Snowshoe, hike by candlelight at Fort Ridgely State Park on Feb. 12

Published on January 31, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a candlelight hike at Fort Ridgely State Park on Saturday, Feb. 12. Drop by from 5-8 p.m. for snowshoeing or hiking as stars twinkle overhead and candles flicker in the snow.


DNR to survey elk by airplane in northwest Minnesota

Published on January 31, 2022

Public can document elk observations using new elk sightings tool on the DNR website.


Late winter ideal time to prune trees

Published on January 31, 2022

Pruning is a great way to prevent spread of diseases like oak wilt.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 31, 2022

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


Hike, snowshoe by candlelight Jan. 28 on Gateway State Trail

Published on January 27, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a candlelight hike on the Gateway State Trail from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28.


Important DNR investments included in the Walz-Flanagan Budget to Move Minnesota Forward

Published on January 26, 2022

Budget package invests in natural resources with funding for DNR infrastructure, as well as major climate adaptation and mitigation, and drought relief projects.


DNR seeks input on license system through Jan. 31

Published on January 24, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources continues to look for input on how Minnesotans currently access the electronic license system and what they want in the future as systems are modernized.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 24, 2022

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


DNR seeks to fill 200 paid summer internships

Published on January 18, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities.


DNR seeking public input on deer population goals

Published on January 18, 2022

Portions of southeast, Arrowhead and north central areas to be evaluated.


2022 invasive aquatic plant management grant applications open Jan. 21

Published on January 18, 2022

The Minnesota DNR is opening the annual aquatic plant management grant process.


Snowmobile riders revving their engines across Minnesota

Published on January 14, 2022

DNR reminds riders to stay sober, ride smart.


19 Minnesotans appointed to game and fish fund oversight committees

Published on January 10, 2022

The group of Minnesota citizens that monitors fish and wildlife spending by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in place for 2022.


Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 15-17

Published on January 10, 2022

Take proper precautions on the ice.


Management plan finalized for Heron Lake

Published on January 10, 2022

Significant public input contributed to waterfowl plan in Jackson County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 10, 2022

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


Itasca State Park features twinkling lit trail beneath night sky

Published on January 3, 2022

For a view of twinkling lights to match the starry night sky, consider a walk on Itasca State Park’s Twinkle Light Trail.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 3, 2022

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


Zebra mussels confirmed in Thunder Lake in Cass County

Published on December 27, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Thunder Lake, near Remer in Cass County.


Usher in the New Year on foot at a state park First Day Hike

Published on December 27, 2021

First Day Hikes will take place at six Minnesota state parks on Saturday, Jan. 1, as part of a nationwide effort to connect people with the outdoors. Individuals, families and groups in all 50 states will have an opportunity to enjoy guided hikes that vary in distance and difficulty. The event offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate the New Year amidst local nature and history.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on December 27, 2021

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


DNR cautions about uneven conditions as ice season gets underway

Published on December 21, 2021

Anglers in some parts of Minnesota have been venturing onto the ice for several weeks, while water remains open in other parts of the state. So far in December, weather in the state—which has included rain, snow and fluctuating temperatures—has affected ice-making and impacted ice that’s already formed.


Public has opportunity to comment on management of Lake Maria

Published on December 20, 2021

The management plan identifies new triggers that will guide when specific actions will be used, such as periodic drawdowns. The updated triggers are tied to water quality benchmarks, as well as abundance of aquatic plants, common carp, fathead minnows and bullhead. Public comments will be accepted through Jan. 20.