Minnesota Wildlife Conservation – Animals, Birds, Insects, Fish

Week Nature Activities: April 1–9

Fun events and volunteer opportunities to ring in April! All free (unless otherwise*** noted). Enjoy #MNNature throughout the state of Minnesota! 04/01/17 Bison Ambassador Training 1–4 A Bison Ambassador Training will be held on April 1st at Minneopa State Park. This volunteer program gives citizens an opportunity to help engage visitors on how to be […]

Wolf Predation on Moose Still Controversial in MN

New study concludes wolf predation is factor of moose decline, despite long disputes to such generalized claims. —Minnesota Moose: “Researchers” Reveal What’s Causing Population Declines MN Nature post on Minnesota Moose in the news May 2015 “Wolves & Minnesota’s Moose” per Howling for Wolves, an independent organization in Minnesota: “There are many factors involved in […]

Importing Elk into MN

Elk have had a hard go of life up north, from poaching to cattle farmers and perhaps even climate change but this new plan seeks to stabilize and bring back elk herds. —”Minnesota considers importing more elk”

Win for Bees!

The latest win for pollinators happened today thanks to a court ruling that revokes the EPA’s approval to use harmful insecticides.

Reminder: Last day of Mille Lacs pike spearing season is Feb. 22

Mille Lacs Lake’s dark house northern pike spearing season ends at sunset on Sunday, Feb. 22, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. “There’s been some confusion because an extended ice angling season for pike continues through Sunday, March 29, on Mille Lacs,” said Rick Bruesewitz, DNR Aitkin area fisheries supervisor. “Just like the rest […]