DNR Q&A

Fri
04
Mar

DNR Q & A: When does the snowmobiling season end?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q.  When does the snowmobiling season end for riding on state grant-in-aid trails?​

 

 

Sun
21
Feb

DNR Q & A: How are Nongame Wildlife Funds used?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q.  Now is the time of year when Minnesota residents can contribute to the DNR’s Nongame Wildlife checkoff fund on their tax forms. What is this money used for and how does it help wildlife?​

 

 

Sun
07
Feb

DNR Q & A: Is a burn permit necessary in winter?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q.  Do I still need an open burning permit for my brush pile even though it is winter?​

 

 

Sun
31
Jan

DNR Q & A: Bears generally stay put in winter

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q.  Do hibernating bears ever leave their den during winter if the weather gets unusually warm?

 

 

Sun
24
Jan

DNR Q & A: To aerate or not to aerate

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. How does the DNR decide whether to aerate a lake to prevent winter fish kill?
 

Sun
17
Jan

DNR Q & A: State forest firewood

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Can I harvest firewood from state forests to heat my home?

 

Sun
10
Jan

DNR Q & A: Some catfish hibernate, some don’t

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Do Minnesota's catfish go dormant in the winter?

 

Tue
22
Dec

DNR Q & A: If it ever snows...

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. With winter in the air, folks are getting ready to ride their snowmobiles. What training is required to legally operate a snowmobile?

 

Tue
15
Dec

DNR Q & A: Prairie grazing?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Herds of bison once roamed and grazed the prairie. Can cattle grazing provide similar benefits to Minnesota’s remaining prairie habitat?

 

Sun
29
Nov

DNR Q & A: Are wild turkeys common?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. Wild turkeys seem to be fairly common in Minnesota. Has this always been the case?



 

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