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Weekend Nature Activities: May 14–17

Ah the flowers of May in Minnesota renew the spirit. Enjoy your times in the outdoors this weekend! 5/14 Urban Garden Youth Employment—Summer Sign-ups *Education and Experience Opportunity Youth age 12–18 have the opportunity to apply for garden based summer work experiences. These experiences are designed to build basic job, entrepreneur, communication, and leadership skills […]

April 22: Celebrate 2015 Earth Day!

Arbor and Earth and Fish—Oh my! It’s SPRING in MINNESOTA! Earth Day is now the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people participating in related activities each year. It started right next door in Wisconsin. MN Nature wants to know what naturey things you decide to do for Earth Day— […]

Rice County Granted $150,000+ to Restore, Protect & Enhance Water Quality

The grant from the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources focus area is the Cannon and Straight Rivers, and the goal is twofold: 1. 2015 Terrain analysis on the middle and lower Cannon River watershed (continuation of 2014 terrain analysis on the upper Cannon River watershed) Upon completion, it’s the county’s hope that agencies […]

Ice Out Dates (Fish House Removal) + Unsafe Ice Warning

Warning: Ice is not safe (Released DNR March 9, 2015) With warming temperatures and melting snow, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that ice conditions on bodies of water are deteriorating quickly in the southern half of the state and will soon be deteriorating in the north. Water flowing into lakes and moving […]

Defining “Wilderness Management”

What does “conservation” mean in today’s world? What is “wildlife management,” and does it have a place in a “protected wild/natural place”? Great philosophical discussions on NPR, with focus on Isle Royal and BWCA: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/03/daily-circuit-wilderness-act?from=dc past topics: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/19/daily-circuit-wolf-debate