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. I heard the DNR is gathering a list of springs across the state. How will I know a spring when I see one, and how can I report the location?
Q. What makes certain streams good for trout?
Q. Why do deer shed their antlers each year?
Q. What is a School Forest?
Q. I’m interested in becoming a conservation officer. What steps should I take to pursue this career?
Q. What can I do to prevent the spread of invasive species when I’m out on the trails this spring?
Q. When does the snowmobiling season end for riding on state grant-in-aid trails?
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?
Q. Do I still need an open burning permit for my brush pile even though it is winter?
Q. Do hibernating bears ever leave their den during winter if the weather gets unusually warm?
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