We will be having a habitat tour on Friday afternoon, April 5th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Bloomington at 12:30 and board the bus at 1:00. We will be touring several project sites in the southwestern part of the metro, including MN Valley Refuge, Patterson Lake and Tiger lake complexes before returning to the MN Valley Visitor Center at 5:00 pm. No reservations needed, just show up at the Refuge.
Saturday (April 6th) is a day devoted to the Waterfowl Symposium. We will start at 9:00am and will go thru 5:00pm. This will also be held at the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Bloomington.
We believe that we have a great agenda put together and think you will also. The topics that we will cover are:
Minnesota Hunting and Angling Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Efforts.
Understanding Recruitment and Retention in the Mississippi Flyway and results from Waterfowl Hunters in NAWMP study.
Visitor's Usage of MN WMA's
Minnesota's River National Wildlife Refuges
Targeting Waterfowl Habitat Delivery, and stepping down regional plan
Breeding Ecology of Diving Ducks in Manitoba
Mallard Telemetry Project
Minnesota's New Small Wetland Program, a Target Approach
The illusion of the Fall Flight of Ducks
Remarks from DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen.