News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

New carp-killing virus discovered in Minnesota for the first time Researchers from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center recently confirmed the presence of Carp Edema Virus (CEV) in Minnesota waters, the first time it has been recorded in wild fish in the state. Researchers are paying close attention to this virus, and considering its … Continue reading News from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Matter curriculum. Learn about resources … Continue reading International Symposium Educator Day – October 13, 2018

2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

Coming in July, an amazing opportunity for any Master Naturalists who are interested in learning more about Odonada or participating in survey research.  The Minnesota Dragonfly Society (MDS) is excited to host the 2018 DSA meeting and showcase Minnesota’s 150 species of odonates! Minnesota’s North Woods offers some of the best intact peatlands in the … Continue reading 2018 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Annual Meeting

VOL: UPDATE – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 9th – 12th

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the volunteer dates have been changed for the Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Sale Sorting/Pick-up event. Volunteers of Master Gardeners, Master Naturalist, Central Lakes College students, High school students and other volunteers are need to help sort out plants, bareroot shrubs and trees for orders or when … Continue reading VOL: UPDATE – Crow Wing SWCD Tree Sale – Brainard – May 9th – 12th

Minnesota’s Wildlife Action Plan 2015-2025

The 2015-2025 MN Wildlife Action Plan identifies a prioritized Wildlife Action Network (WAN) that can aid land managers and other conservation partners in implementing a landscape-scale, habitat approach that increases the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation actions by maintaining, enhancing, and restoring: Areas large enough to sustain biodiversity and ecological processes and functions, Areas that … Continue reading Minnesota’s Wildlife Action Plan 2015-2025

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – April 2018

Registration is open for Master Woodland Owner Central Lakes! Registration remains open for a new Master Woodland Owner class beginning in May. With a focus on private landowners in the Brainerd area, this class will follow the success of previous Master Woodland Owner classes. This hybrid course will meet both online and in-person, and the … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – April 2018

USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

It may still not feel much like spring, depending on where you live, but phenology activity is happening across the country! According to our Status of Spring maps, which predict leaf-out and bloom of early-season plants, many of the locations where spring has already arrived were early this year. Check out the maps to see … Continue reading USA National Phenology Network Newsletter

VOL – Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID)

White-tailed deer can have a significant impact on the vegetation in local woodlands. Help the University of Minnesota Extension pilot an innovative new citizen science project to monitor how deer impact Minnesota's forest. Join us for a half day workshop (qualifies as Advanced Training/continuing education hours). The AVID program will instruct and train volunteers on … Continue reading VOL – Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID)

VOL – Nature’s Notebook

Welcome to the second year of the Nature's Notebook Nectar Connectors Campaign! Your observations of flowering times for select nectar species will help resource managers like the US Fish & Wildlife Service take necessary steps to conserve and promote habitat for important pollinators. Data collected as part of this campaign will complement the efforts of Monarch Joint … Continue reading VOL – Nature’s Notebook

Cedar Creek Spring 2018 Newsletter – “Field Notes”

Happy spring, happy April and happy new edition of Field Notes, Cedar Creek ESR's quarterly newsletter! We're looking forward to a busy and exciting spring season. We hope you'll find something inspiring, intriguing or just plain fun in this issue of Field Notes - something that will get you up to Cedar Creek to enjoy the new … Continue reading Cedar Creek Spring 2018 Newsletter – “Field Notes”