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Aerial survey shows moose population is stable

Published on March 9, 2020

For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota’s moose population remains relatively stable, but reproductive success – one of the factors that has the greatest impact on moose survival over time – remains low.


DNR seeks input on Houston off-highway vehicle trail proposal

Published on March 5, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public comments on a proposal by the city of Houston to obtain off-highway vehicle grant-in-aid funding for an off-highway vehicle trail.


DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake management plans

Published on March 3, 2020

North Shore anglers and others interested in learning about Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing inland lakes in the Finland area are invited to comment on several lake management plans through March 27.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 2, 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.


Maple syrup making: tapping into a sweet tradition

Published on March 2, 2020

It’s a sure sign of spring when the annual tradition of tapping maple trees for syrup returns to Minnesota state parks. The Department of Natural Resources is offering several free programs in March and April to help people learn about making maple syrup.


2020 Minnesota fishing regulations include notable changes for Mississippi River border waters

Published on March 2, 2020

Anglers will find a variety of changes in the 2020 Minnesota fishing regulations booklet, including new possession and length limits on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters of the Mississippi River. This is the first comprehensive update of regulations on the Mississippi River border waters in nearly 70 years.


Morrison County Groundwater Atlas now available

Published on February 27, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Morrison County Groundwater Atlas. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution. It expands on the Morrison County Geologic Atlas previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.


Fish house removal deadlines quickly approaching

Published on February 27, 2020

Anglers in the southern two-thirds of the state have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16.


Landowners sought for 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Published on February 25, 2020

Minnesota landowners with grassland or wetlands within 20 miles of Fairmont are being sought to participate in the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Oct. 9-10.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 24, 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.


New deer feeding bans in effect as part of CWD prevention efforts

Published on February 24, 2020

To help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adjusting bans on the feeding of deer in certain parts of the state.


Minnesota ski clubs to receive full grant-in-aid trail grooming payments

Published on February 24, 2020

A snowy winter, a bump in ski pass prices, and an upward trend in early ski pass sales have resulted in a rebound in the state’s dedicated cross-country ski grooming account fund balance.


Fish house owners: Don’t leave litter when you go

Published on February 20, 2020

Cigarette butts. Propane canisters. Cans, bags and bottles – some full of human waste. Blocking materials. Fish carcasses. Those are just a few of the items that make up the long list of litter conservation officers have found out on the ice.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 18, 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 announces wolf plan advisory committee members

Published on February 18, 2020

Twenty Minnesotans have been selected to help update the state’s wolf management plan. They will serve on an advisory committee formed by the Department of Natural Resources.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake management plans

Published on February 14, 2020

People interested in Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Grand Rapids area lakes and streams are invited to examine the list of lake management plans currently under review and submit comments by Friday, March 13.


DNR commissioner to participate in Pheasant Fest

Published on February 13, 2020

The Minnesota DNR will participate in Pheasant Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16. DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen will attend both Friday and Saturday.


2 eggs for young eagle pair on DNR EagleCam

Published on February 13, 2020

Record numbers of viewers are watching a Minnesota bald eagle pair on the Department of Natural Resources EagleCam, especially now that the young pair are caring for two eggs in the nest. This time of year is also when people can help our state’s wildlife with matched donations using the simple checkoff on Minnesota tax forms.


February is prime time to prune oaks and reduce spread of oak wilt

Published on February 13, 2020

February is a great time to manage and tend to oak trees. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the lowest risk of spreading deadly oak wilt is in winter.


DNR seeks review of Court of Appeals decision on PolyMet permits

Published on February 12, 2020

Today the Department of Natural Resources submitted a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court seeking review of the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ Jan. 13, 2020 decision regarding three DNR-issued permits for PolyMet’s NorthMet project.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 10, 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 conservation officer honored for outstanding career performance

Published on February 10, 2020

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Tom Hutchins has been named the 2020 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance.


Lake Bemidji State Park to sponsor 6th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally

Published on February 10, 2020

The “race” is on for fat bike enthusiasts at the 6th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Too steep for people? Goats get the job done to improve habitat

Published on February 10, 2020

Nonprofits and government entities urged to start planning now for conservation grant projects


Renovated historic lodge opens at state park in southwestern Minnesota

Published on February 6, 2020

Renovation has breathed new life into a Great Depression-era structure at Camden State Park near Marshall. Visitors are invited to see the improvements to the Redwood Lodge at the official opening from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The date is also one of four state park open house days in 2020, when visitors can enter state parks without a vehicle permit for the day.