New at Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017: Paddle a new state water trail, see the new bison, camp at two new campgrounds and more

New offerings come after record number of visitors utilize state’s parks and trails system in 2016; DNR seeks moderate fee increases to support increased demand for parks and trails maintenance and services. A variety of new experiences await visitors to Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017. For example, [...]

By |March 5th, 2017|Categories: MN DNR|

Greetings from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This is the newsletter where DNR shares highlights from our interaction with Minnesota’s Legislature. Thanks for reading! Budget DNR leadership completed presentations of the Governor’s budget package for DNR in the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee this week. Our press release and budget in brief documents provide detail about [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: MN DNR|

DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment

Open house scheduled for Dec.15 The Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review a draft management plan amendment for Fort Ridgely State Park, located near Fairfax in southern Minnesota.The amendment will guide future development, natural and cultural resource management, and interpretation at the park. The DNR is creating [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: MN DNR|

No additional deer test positive for CWD in southeastern Minnesota

DNR asks deer hunters to use head boxes in Lanesboro, Preston, Chatfield, HarmonyNo additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease from samples collected this fall in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.Nearly one-third of all deer harvested during southeastern Minnesota’s first firearms deer season and [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: MN DNR|
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