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Worthington to host 2022 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Published on July 6, 2022

Planning underway for Oct. 14-15 event.


Faucet snails confirmed in George Lake in Mahnomen County

Published on June 30, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of faucet snails in George Lake, located entirely within the White Earth Reservation in Mahnomen County.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Buchanan Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on June 30, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Buchanan Lake, in the city of Ottertail in Otter Tail County.


Operation Dry Water set for July 2-4

Published on June 30, 2022

Leave the alcohol on shore.


Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Aitkin area

Published on June 28, 2022

Herbicide applications to assist reforestation will begin July 5th and continue through approximately July 22nd on select sites in the Aitkin Forestry administrative area.


DNR receives land donation along St. Croix River

Published on June 28, 2022

700+ acres will be preserved as public land for all Minnesotans to enjoy.


Volunteers needed in Cook and Lake counties for DNR loon survey

Published on June 27, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Cook and Lake counties. Volunteers are needed, for a minimum of one morning during the July 2 through July 12 monitoring period, to count the number of adult and juvenile loons on pre-selected lakes.

For more than 20 years, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer observers, the DNR has gathered information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes distributed among six regions, or "index areas,” throughout the state.

“Our loon survey volunteers are a vital to the success of our annual survey,” said Gaea Crozier, Northeast region nongame wildlife specialist. “The annual loon count allows us to detect changes in the loon population and identify potential management needs and opportunities.”


Volunteers needed in Itasca County for DNR loon survey

Published on June 27, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Itasca County. Volunteers are needed, for a minimum of one morning during the July 2 through July 12 monitoring period, to count the number of adult and juvenile loons on pre-selected lakes.

For more than 20 years, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer observers, the DNR has gathered information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes distributed among six regions, or "index areas,” throughout the state.

“Our loon survey volunteers are a vital to the success of our annual survey,” said Gaea Crozier, Northeast region nongame wildlife specialist. “The annual loon count allows us to detect changes in the loon population and identify potential management needs and opportunities.”


Volunteers needed in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties for DNR loon survey

Published on June 27, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties. Volunteers are needed, for a minimum of one morning during the July 2 through July 12 monitoring period, to count the number of adult and juvenile loons on pre-selected lakes.

For more than 20 years, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer observers, the DNR has gathered information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes distributed among six regions, or "index areas,” throughout the state.

“Our loon survey volunteers are a vital to the success of our annual survey,” said Gaea Crozier, Northeast region nongame wildlife specialist. “The annual loon count allows us to detect changes in the loon population and identify potential management needs and opportunities.”


Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Kandiyohi County

Published on June 27, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Long Lake, which is near Willmar in Kandiyohi County.


Wildlife Drive opening at Roseau River Wildlife Management Area

Published on June 27, 2022

The 27-mile Wildlife Drive within the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area will be open from Saturday, July 16, through Sunday, July 24, and on weekends thereafter through Sunday, Aug. 7.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, June 27

Published on June 27, 2022

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


Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Tower area

Published on June 23, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands in the Tower Forestry administrative area to prepare sites for reforestation. Applications on 98 areas across three sites began June 20th and continue through approximately July 30th.

Herbicides are used to reduce vegetation that would compete with newly planted tree seedlings. This gives the tree seedlings a better chance to grow and survive.

Signs will be posted on all herbicide treatment sites. Adjacent landowners within an eight of a mile of the treatment sites will be notified.


Minnesota’s draft wolf plan update is ready for public review

Published on June 23, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources welcomes comments through 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, on a draft of Minnesota’s updated wolf management plan that incorporates the diverse views of Minnesotans and will guide the state’s approach to wolf conservation once finalized.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on June 23, 2022

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


Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Hibbing area

Published on June 22, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands in the Hibbing Forestry administrative area to prepare sites for reforestation. Applications on 107 areas across four sites began June 20th and continue through approximately August 31st.

Herbicides are used to reduce vegetation that would compete with newly planted tree seedlings. This gives the tree seedlings a better chance to grow and survive.

Signs will be posted on all herbicide treatment sites. Adjacent landowners within an eight of a mile of the treatment sites will be notified.


Carlton man named 2021 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year

Published on June 16, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Eric Senarighi, a Carlton resident and president of the Carlton County Riders ATV Club, as the 2021 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year.


Take the pledge to prevent aquatic invasive species spread

Published on June 16, 2022

Heading into the summer recreation season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is rolling out a new online pledge to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Interagency pollinator event canceled

Published on June 14, 2022

Due to the likelihood of rain, the interagency pollinator event scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 at the Spring Lake Park Preserve near Hastings has been canceled.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Grand Lake in Stearns County

Published on June 13, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Grand Lake, just south of Rockville in Stearns County.


New accessible recreation opportunities in Minnesota state parks and trails celebrated as part of Great Outdoors Month

Published on June 13, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the opening of new accessible features in state parks and trails as part of its effort to connect all Minnesotans to the outdoors during Great Outdoors Month.


Fawns collared, tracked for second year as part of long-term study

Published on June 13, 2022

Wildlife researchers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have completed outfitting newborn fawns with GPS-tracked collars as part of a three-year study taking place in the southern Minnesota.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on June 13, 2022

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


Gov. Walz proclaims June as Great Outdoors Month

Published on June 9, 2022

Gov. Tim Walz is encouraging Minnesotans to get out in nature and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2022 as Great Outdoors Month.


Free entrance to all Minnesota state parks Saturday

Published on June 7, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas Saturday, June 11.