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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.


$1 million in grants available to communities to address emerald ash borer

Published on February 1, 2021

Communities working to manage and reduce the impacts of emerald ash borer across Minnesota can apply for $1 million in shade tree program grants through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The application period is open through Monday, March 22.


2020 CWD testing shows low prevalence of disease in areas tested

Published on February 1, 2021

Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones


DNR accepting applications for fisheries and wildlife advisory committees

Published on January 25, 2021

Minnesotans can apply to serve on committees that advise the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about fisheries and wildlife topics.


DNR continues simplified spring turkey regulations in 2021

Published on January 25, 2021

Hunters in three large wildlife management areas have through Feb. 12 to apply for permits


DNR seeks input on statewide off-highway motorcycle trails master plan

Published on January 25, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has initiated a statewide master planning project for off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trails.


DNR invites public input on recommendations to enhance outdoor recreation

Published on January 25, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and comment on a set of recommendations intended to bring measured growth, increased and equitable access, and a higher quality of outdoor recreation opportunities to Minnesotans and visitors.


13 Minnesotans appointed to Game and Fish Fund oversight committees

Published on January 21, 2021

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has appointed 13 Minnesotans to two-year terms on oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending.


DNR invites public input on deer population goals

Published on January 19, 2021

Second year of process includes southwestern and northeastern Minnesota; will be virtual


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 14, 2021

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


Deadline approaching for applicants to serve on Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Published on January 14, 2021

Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee may submit applications online until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.


DNR unveils new pollinator license plate to help preserve critical habitat

Published on January 14, 2021

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen today unveiled the design of Minnesota’s newest critical habitat license plate, featuring native pollinators including a bee and butterflies. The new license plate is available now online and at deputy registrar and driver’s license offices statewide.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 11, 2021

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


Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 16-18

Published on January 11, 2021

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18.


DNR seeks input on potential waterfowl hunting changes

Published on January 11, 2021

The DNR is seeking public input as it updates the state’s waterfowl hunting regulations.


Prairie habitat project underway at Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area

Published on January 8, 2021

Contractors are removing invasive trees and brush along the north bank of Lac qui Parle Lake, which is south of Milan.


Wolf conservation continues to be a DNR priority

Published on January 4, 2021

Although federal Endangered Species Act protections for wolves end on Jan. 4, Minnesota laws have and will continue to protect wolves and ensure the responsible stewardship of this important wildlife species.