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

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”

VOL – Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Hello and welcome to Spring 2018.  Boulder is really excited about the opportunities for you to participate with Boulder, the natural world and your fellow community.  I'm calling this the Citizen Science edition.  April 14th, 2018 is Citizen Science Day and we are excited to share these great opportunities with you. Superior Citizen Science (superiorcitsci.org)  working … Continue reading VOL – Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Mississippi Messages – March 2018

March Newsletter of Friends of the Mississippi River Legislative updates: Selective drinking water protection? Minnesota is considering new rules to protect drinking water from nitrate pollution. Unfortunately, they wouldn't cover the whole state or help the people who need protection the most — private well owners. In better news, the $22 million raided from the … Continue reading Mississippi Messages – March 2018