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ADV - Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series webinars - Wednesdays April 17 - May 29

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2024 Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Spring Series

Learn about or sharpen your outdoor skills with these upcoming online webinars in our Minnesota outdoor skills and stewardship series.

Each webinar begins at noon on Wednesdays and last less than an hour. These offerings are shorter than in-person opportunities, require no travel and fit into busy schedules.

Contact Benji Kohn for additional information at benjamin.kohn@state.mn.us opens in a new browser tabor 651-259-5178.

Upcoming webinars

04/17/2024 Southeast brook trout conservation - Episode: 160
The Minnesoa Driftless strain of brook trout is being used to reintroduce brook trout to streams where they are no longer found, enhance streams lacking brook trout reproduction, and increase fishing opportunities to catch brook trout. Brook trout conservation is important as they are the only species of trout native to southeast Minnesota. Melissa Wagner, Lanesboro DNR fisheries supervisor, will share the history of this conservation project and what it means for future stream management and anglers.

04/24/2024 Experiencing the spring warbler migration - Episode: 161
Dozens of species of warblers and millions of individual birds will be winging their way north through Minnesota over the next few weeks as part of their travels from tropical locales to their breeding grounds in Minnesota and points north. This is a great time of the year to see some of these original “snowbirds” up close and personal. One of Minnesota’s expert birders, Amy Simso Dean, will share some basic tips on how to identify and where to find warblers this spring. She will also share some suggestions on how to introduce kids to birding.

05/01/2024 Catch a record fish - Episode: 162
DNR Fisheries has enhanced the record fish program, opening up some historical harvest records and adding many more species categories for catch-and-release records. During this discussion, Mandy Erickson, DNR fisheries expert, will talk about the enhancements that are being made to the program, what you should do if you catch a potential record fish, and demonstrate the proper way to measure and document your catch.

05/08/2024 Live: Get ready for the fishing opener - Episode: 163
Join us for a little shore fishing ahead of the opener and take a mom fishing weekend. We will talk about the upcoming season, DNR fishing updates, favorite lures, how to be more successful, and maybe a secret spot or two!

05/15/2024 Creating communities with alternative lawns - Episode: 164
Learn about the benefits of reducing the size of your lawn by planting native habitat in your yard, on your patios and balconies, and in our communities. Altlawns of Richfield and Bloomington is a community group of residents with a mission to create biodiverse native habitat in place of lawns by providing community education and support to local residents. They will provide tips and answer questions on managing and maintaining a native landscape.

05/22/2024 New invasive worms 'jump' into Minnesota - Episode: 165
Did you know Minnesota does not have native earthworms? “Jumping worms” are new to Minnesota and are getting lots of attention for their startling movements and their negative impacts in gardens and forests. Laura Van Riper, DNR terrestrial invasive species program coordinator, will discuss impacts of invasive earthworms and provide more detail on jumping worms including how to identify them, known current distribution, and research and regulatory updates. Learn about actions that you can take to prevent and report jumping worms and other invasive earthworm species.

05/29/2024 Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail - Episode: 166
Are you looking for a great day hike or planning your first backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail? Join Lisa Luokkala, Superior Hiking Trail Association's executive director, to learn the best first steps in planning your visit to Minnesota's premier footpath. We'll cover everything from what guides and maps are available to basic information about features, such as campsites and trailheads. Lisa will share an overview of the trail's history and provide guidance to help you plan your next adventure.

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