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State forest nursery needs black spruce cones for reforestation efforts

Published on December 28, 2020

Want to help Minnesota’s forests grow healthy and strong while making some extra money at the same time? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has an opportunity for you.


DNR seeks comment on Esquagamah Lake management plan

Published on December 22, 2020

Comments accepted through Jan 14th for the Esquagamah Lake fisheries management plan update


Habitat restoration project prompts liberalized fishing on Lake Wakanda

Published on December 21, 2020

Liberalized fishing will be in effect on Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County from Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2021.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on December 21, 2020

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


New cabins to open at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Published on December 21, 2020

Reservations open Dec. 28; first lodging begins Dec. 31


With busy ice fishing season expected, DNR offers tips for safe, successful season

Published on December 18, 2020

With the kickoff of the ice fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds new and veteran anglers alike of their responsibility to keep themselves safe and to be a considerate member of the ice angling community.


Nerstrand Big Woods State Park to close for special deer hunt

Published on December 18, 2020

As part of the special CWD hunt, Nerstrand Big Woods State Park will be closed to the public on Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on December 14, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for proposed Vermillion River streambank stabilization project

Published on December 14, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Jan. 13 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the proposed streambank stabilization of a section of the Vermillion River. The proposed project is located within the Vermillion River Aquatic Management Area, near the city of Vermillion in Dakota County.


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for proposed Roseau Lake rehabilitation and Sprague Creek wetland restoration

Published on December 14, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Wednesday, Jan. 13, on an environmental assessment worksheet for the proposed Roseau Lake rehabilitation and Sprague Creek wetland restoration. The proposed project area is located near the city of Roseau in Roseau County.


DNR seeking applicants to serve on Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Published on December 14, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.


DNR’s newest conservation officers set to hit the field

Published on December 10, 2020

Within the next several weeks, 12 communities across the state will once again have full-time, dedicated service from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer. In addition, a new CO will join the Enforcement Division’s Aviation Unit as a pilot.


DNR continues chronic wasting disease response with two special hunts

Published on December 8, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two special hunts in parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January aimed at limiting the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer.


Partnership is key to success of Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd

Published on December 3, 2020

Once numbering in the tens of millions before being hunted to near extinction, the American plains bison is making a promising recovery. In Minnesota, this recovery is supported by a long-standing partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Zoological Garden (MZG), which actively manage Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd. This year, Olmsted County joined the partnership by establishing a bison population at the county park’s Zollman Zoo.


Explore the outdoors this winter hunting Minnesota small game

Published on November 30, 2020

Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 23, 2020

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


DNR seeks input on Kelliher ATV Trail proposal

Published on November 23, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and comment on a proposal by the city of Kelliher to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle trail in Beltrami County.


Take caution around open water, newly formed ice

Published on November 23, 2020

With the continued surge in the number of people recreating outdoors this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds across the state have started to freeze, and where there isn’t ice, the water is dangerously cold.


Deer testing finds additional cases of chronic wasting disease

Published on November 19, 2020

New detections are in the south metro and southeast management zones


DNR announces camping and lodging reservation changes to improve access

Published on November 19, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating its camping and lodging reservation policies to improve access, fairness and equity for visitors and to reduce the frequency of no-shows at state parks and recreation areas. The new policies will take effect on Dec. 1.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 16, 2020

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


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for proposed Voyageur Country ATV System project

Published on November 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Dec. 16 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposal to expand and improve the Voyageur Country All-Terrain Vehicle System in northern St. Louis County.


Hunters encouraged to help protect the wild deer herd

Published on November 12, 2020

Participation in voluntary CWD testing is critical to managing CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer


DNR makes 8 Line 3 decisions

Published on November 12, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has made decisions granting the remaining eight of 10 required DNR permits, licenses and approvals for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The DNR made decisions granting two prior approvals on Oct. 19.


DNR to host virtual summit to discuss off-road vehicle opportunities

Published on November 10, 2020

Public also encouraged to complete online survey