Ikes summit set Feb. 22

Join the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League on Saturday, Feb. 22, for a day-long conference on state initiatives for water management and wetland conservation. The event – Watershed Summit 2014: New Management Strategies & Targets for Water Quality/Quantity – will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Normandale Community College in … Read more Ikes summit set Feb. 22

Court rules in wetlands case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a Florida conservation district’s demand that a landowner  take substantial steps to mitigate the loss of wetlands the owner planned to develop. The case has implications in Minnesota. Read a Star Tribune report on the decision. Read the court’s opinion in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management … Read more Court rules in wetlands case

Volunteers listen carefully for ecosystem health

 

“Sometimes we wonder just what the heck people think we’re doing,” said Pat Hartman, as he strained to hear frogs croaking in the distance while cars zoomed by on the road behind him. Chris Brueske, his survey partner, determined their location with a Global Positioning System.

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