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Fish and Wildlife Almanac, March 11

Published on March 11, 2024

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


Longtime Alexandria-area conservation officer named CO of the Year

Published on March 4, 2024

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mitch Lawler has been named the 2023 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance.


Landowner enrollment begins for Walk-In Access program

Published on March 4, 2024

Enrollment is open for Minnesota’s 2024 Walk-In Access program, which pays landowners to allow public hunting on private lands.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, March 4

Published on March 4, 2024

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


DNR issues Record of Decision for Mile Post 7 West Ridge railroad relocation, dam extension and stream mitigation project

Published on March 4, 2024

Following extensive analysis, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a Record of Decision determining that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not needed for Northshore Mining Company’s proposed Mile Post 7 West Ridge railroad relocation, dam extension and trout stream mitigation project.


Rainfall monitoring network seeks volunteers

Published on March 1, 2024

Participants provide important data about precipitation, climate trends.


Minnesota DNR makes changes to record fish program

Published on February 29, 2024

Anglers will find these and other changes in the 2024 fishing regulations booklet.


Minnesota DNR invites prospective conservation officers to career events

Published on February 29, 2024

As the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works to continue creating a workforce that more closely resembles the diverse communities it serves, the agency is holding a pair of open house-style career fairs next week.


Andover man is 2023 volunteer snowmobile safety instructor of the year

Published on February 26, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Merwyn Larsen, who has been a snowmobile safety instructor with the St. Francis Sno-Ghosts for 47 years, as the 2023 volunteer snowmobile safety instructor of the year.


DNR announces 2023 deer season harvest results, CWD management findings

Published on February 26, 2024

Habitat conditions, severe winters and wolf predation influence northern deer numbers.


With deadline approaching, DNR urges fish house owners to remove shelters from the ice

Published on February 26, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who still has a fish house on the ice to start planning for its removal.


Commercial fishers, Minnesota DNR capture 83 invasive carp 

Published on February 26, 2024

In the latest in a series of tag, track and capture operations, commercial fishers working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources captured 82 silver carp and one bighead carp Feb. 13-14 in Pool 5A of the Mississippi River, near Winona.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Feb. 26

Published on February 26, 2024

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


Minnesota DNR classifies 13 invasive plants, animals as prohibited

Published on February 20, 2024

Action expands environmental and economic protections.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Feb. 20

Published on February 20, 2024

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


Minnesota DNR releases 2023 Forest Health Annual Report

Published on February 15, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released its 2023 Forest Health Annual Report, which summarizes findings about the pests, diseases, and other issues impacting the state’s forests. This data was collected through aerial surveys of 17.3 million acres in 2023 covering every forested area across the state, as well as on-the-ground site visits.


Habitat project to begin at Clifton, Rolling Hills wildlife management areas

Published on February 13, 2024

Project in Lyon County is the product of partnership with Pheasants Forever and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.


Minnesota DNR seeks public input on updates to Lake of the Woods fisheries management plan

Published on February 13, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people interested in Lake of the Woods fisheries management to share their perspectives about future management of the lake.


Warm winter causes temporary road, trail closures

Published on February 13, 2024

Unusually mild weather in February is impacting road and trail conditions in several parts of the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Feb. 13

Published on February 13, 2024

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


Minnesota DNR seeks public input for updates to Carlos Avery WMA master plan

Published on February 8, 2024

As part of its effort to update the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area master plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for input from people interested in the WMA.


Prune oaks now to avoid oak wilt infection

Published on February 8, 2024

The unusually warm winter might leave more than a mark on the record books – it could hasten invasive oak wilt infection risk. Now is the safest time to prune and trim oak trees to prevent the spread of this deadly disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Feb. 5

Published on February 5, 2024

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


Public input needed on fisheries management plans for 112 Minnesota lakes

Published on February 2, 2024

February is the month to connect with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries offices across Minnesota about 112 lakes in 34 counties that will have their fisheries lake management plans updated in 2024.

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