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Published on January 14, 2021Minnesota 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.
Published on January 11, 2021A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Published on January 11, 2021Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18.
Published on January 11, 2021The DNR is seeking public input as it updates the state’s waterfowl hunting regulations.
Published on January 8, 2021Contractors are removing invasive trees and brush along the north bank of Lac qui Parle Lake, which is south of Milan.
Published on January 4, 2021Although 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.
Published on January 4, 2021Anglers can look forward to positive results from fish stocking that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conducted in 2020, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published on December 31, 2020K9 Schody, a German shepherd who has worked diligently in the Department of Natural Resources’ K9 Unit for the past decade will officially retire on Dec. 31.
Published on December 28, 2020Ideas will help shape proposals for improved opportunities across the state
Published on December 28, 2020Want 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.
Published on December 22, 2020Comments accepted through Jan 14th for the Esquagamah Lake fisheries management plan update
Published on December 21, 2020Liberalized fishing will be in effect on Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County from Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2021.
Published on December 21, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Published on December 21, 2020Reservations open Dec. 28; first lodging begins Dec. 31
Published on December 18, 2020With 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.
Published on December 18, 2020As 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.
Published on December 14, 2020A 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, 2020The 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, 2020The 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.
Published on December 14, 2020The 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.
Published on December 10, 2020Within 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.
Published on December 8, 2020The 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.
Published on December 3, 2020Once 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.
Published on November 30, 2020Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.
Published on November 23, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.