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Tax time provides opportunity to help wildlife
The Feb. 1 deadline for employers to send statements of last year’s earnings to employees means many people are starting their income tax returns now. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like to remind them of an opportunity to … Full Story ...
Conference celebrates waterfowl and habitat on Feb. 6
Waterfowl experts from a variety of agencies and organizations will discuss waterfowl and waterfowl habitat with the public at the Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium, a one-day conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Bloomington. “The public … Full Story ...
Minnesota state parks and trails announce license plate design contest
Later this year, Minnesotans will have an option to purchase a special license plate to support Minnesota state parks and trails. State officials are calling on residents to submit design ideas for the new plates, which will provide free entry … Full Story ...
A new generation of conservation officers on the job
A new generation of conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently joined the ranks of seasoned professionals responsible for statewide natural resources and recreational law enforcement. “Conservation officers provide service to a wide spectrum of citizens through ...
DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake management plans
Citizens interested in commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Grand Rapids area lakes are encouraged to review draft management plans and ask questions or submit comments by Friday, February 19. Management plans describe the past, present … Full Story ...
DNR announces 3 appointments to committee on natural heritage
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr has appointed two new members and one returning member to the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage. The committee advises the department on programs related to the state’s native prairies, forests, and … Full ...
Women can learn outdoor skills at DNR winter workshop
Women can discover the enjoyment of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birding, wild ricing, dark-house fishing and hiking at a winter workshop offered by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The winter workshop provides … Full Story ...
Paul Bunyan State Trail to remain open during Highway 371 realignment
The Paul Bunyan State Trail between Nisswa and Jenkins will remain open during the State Highway 371 North realignment project, but trail users should be cautious near construction activity and check trail conditions before traveling. Construction crews will begin removing … Full Story ...
Novice turkey hunters can register for mentored hunts
On a spring morning, a novice turkey hunter holding a turkey call tries out a newfound skill of imitating the yelp of a turkey hen. From the field edge, gobbling ensues and a dark shape approaches. With the advice of … Full Story ...
Get Wild hockey discounts with hunting or fishing license
Minnesota hunting or fishing license holders can order discounted tickets to Minnesota Wild hockey games at the DNR’s Wild hockey page. The promotion includes upcoming home games on Monday, Jan. 25, against the Arizona Coyotes; Sunday, Feb. 28, against the Florida Panthers; … Full Stor ...
Take a class: Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week is January 16-24
Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week from Jan. 16 to Jan. 24 is a good time to sign up or take a class on how to safely operate a snowmobile, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. To legally ride a snowmobile … Full Story ...
Richfield resident wins 2017 turkey stamp contest
Richfield artist Timothy Turenne won the 2017 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among six submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Turenne’s painting will be featured on the 2017 … Full Story ...
Reservations due by Jan. 31 for seasonal and monthly camping at Minnesota state parks
Those who just can’t get enough of the scenic beauty at Minnesota state parks in a week or two stay, should act now to nab one of the few campsites available for longer stays, according to the Minnesota Department of … Full Story ...
Leech Lake 5-year management plan finalized
A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released by the Department of Natural Resources. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as well as steps to … Full Story ...
DNR to fly annual deer and elk surveys
Low-flying helicopters will be used for annual white-tailed deer population surveys by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources through March in central, west-central and southeastern Minnesota. When suitable snow conditions develop, deer will be counted from helicopters during daylight hours & ...
Citizens can apply to serve on Lake Vermilion Fisheries Input Group
Citizens interested in discussing Lake Vermilion fish and habitat can nominate themselves as volunteers on a newly forming Lake Vermilion Fisheries Input Group. Applications must be completed by Sunday, Jan. 31, and are available on the Lake Vermilion page. “We … Full Story ...
Minnesota DNR becomes member of the Forest Stewardship Council
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is the first state government agency in the nation to become a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which sets standards for responsible forest management. “The DNR is a member of FSC … Full Story ...
Minnesota state parks and trails to celebrate 125th anniversary in 2016
State officials today invited Minnesotans to take part in a 125-mile challenge, a state park “Total Takeover,” picnics, summer “samplers” and other special events throughout the coming year as part of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails. … Full Story ...
DNR names Rodmen Smith Enforcement Division director
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith, assistant director and 19-year veteran of the department, will be the next director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. “Rodmen brings a wealth of on-the-job knowledge and experience … Full Story ...
DNR hires new big game program leader
The point person for management of Minnesota’s deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk will be Adam Murkowski. He starts Monday, Jan. 11, as big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. … Full Story ...
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