Basic Aquatic Species ID Workshop – July 6

Location: Walker, MNDate: July 6th, 9:30amDetails: Come learn the basics of aquatic species identification for free! Meet our regions aquatic invasive species (AIS) team under the pavilion at Walker City Park on Wednesday July 6th at 9:30 AM. If there is inclement weather, we will meet inside the Cass County Courthouse in the Commissioner’s Board Room.  We will … Continue reading Basic Aquatic Species ID Workshop – July 6

Midwest Bumble Bee Identification, Ecology, and Conservation

This course is designed for anyone who wants to reliably identify bumble bees to species in the field, including conservation professionals, students performing research on bumble bees, and volunteers who want to take their identification skills to the next level. We will cover 24 common and uncommon bumble bee species including the endangered rusty patched … Continue reading Midwest Bumble Bee Identification, Ecology, and Conservation

Ecological and Native Plant Community Trainings MN DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering training in plant identification and the Field Guides to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota, and how they can be used to help inform management decisions. June 21, July 21 and Aug 30. There will be three classes: two prairie field sessions and one grass identification … Continue reading Ecological and Native Plant Community Trainings MN DNR

Registration for the AIS Detectors Core Course is now open!

We are very excited to announce the return of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detectors Core Course for 2022! We're also pleased to announce the return of in-person AND virtual workshops, so you can choose the workshop experience that is right for you! More workshop options for more flexibility For the first time ever, you … Continue reading Registration for the AIS Detectors Core Course is now open!

The Big Woods: A history of the landscape and fire

March 17, 2022, 7-8 pm, via Zoom Presenter: Charles Umbanhowar, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College The Big Woods of Minnesota was a large area of deciduous forest that stretched from the Mississippi River south to Mankato and was surrounded on three sides by prairie. The forest was dominated by elm, maple, … Continue reading The Big Woods: A history of the landscape and fire