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Weekend Nature Activities: July 10–12

July is Park and Recreation Month, and people are encouraged to get out and enjoy their local parks. The National Recreation and Park Association has been celebrating this for 30 years. #JulyPRM30 Find Events & More All events listed are free unless otherwise noted (however, for State Parks you need a vehicle permit $5 daily/$25 annually). […]

MN’s 10-year Conservation Plan

Moose, invasive species, prairie birds, tourism, mining, and timber sales all make the list. For the complete read, click HERE. To explore specific goals by subtopic, see HERE.   Recap of four key areas of focus: 1. Conservation: “The cumulative effects of land use change, invasive species spread, pollution and a changing climate are combining […]

Minnesota’s moose population remains at low levels

Per DNR: Data from the aerial moose survey just completed indicate that the downward trend in the statewide moose population continues, even though there has been no statistical change in the population during the past few years. Results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual aerial moose survey place the 2015 statewide moose population […]

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