MDA 2022 Annual Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar; formerly “gypsy moth) Trapping Survey

The survey will occur within the shaded project areas on the attached map. This survey work involves deploying nearly 40 field staff to set ~21,000 traps on a pre-determined grid to blanket the project area. Traps will also be placed in addition to the base grid at some pre-selected high-risk sites such as campgrounds, nurseries, mills, etc. The trap … Continue reading MDA 2022 Annual Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar; formerly “gypsy moth) Trapping Survey

Explore the MN Conservation Volunteer archive

Ever wonder how Minnesotans' interest in natural resources and outdoor recreation has evolved over the years? Check out the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer’s searchable online index, featuring PDFs of all issues of the magazine dating back to 1940. Launched in 2011 with funds from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, the MCV’s archives contain more than 30,000 … Continue reading Explore the MN Conservation Volunteer archive

Gathering Partners: A conference for friends of Minnesota’s Natural Resources

Join us May 20-22, 2022 at Treasure Island! We hope you can join us for this year’s Gathering Partners conference! This annual event is a favorite for friends of Minnesota’s natural resources, including volunteers, landowners, citizen scientists and advocates.  We're excited to gather once more in person, and we have many great sessions and field trips … Continue reading Gathering Partners: A conference for friends of Minnesota’s Natural Resources

DNR reminds Minnesotans not to import live crayfish

Illegal imports can cause major environmental, economic harm As Minnesota resorts, restaurants and community groups start planning their annual crawfish boils, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources cautions it is illegal to import live crayfish and to release nonnative crayfish into the wild. “Some nonnative crayfish pose serious risks to Minnesota fish, wildlife and infrastructure,” … Continue reading DNR reminds Minnesotans not to import live crayfish