2015 DNR roundtable

A glance at the topics and presenters scheduled to appear at Friday's DNR annual meeting with key stakeholders:


• The Power of partnership

Scott Hain, Worthington Public Utilities

• Empowering irrigators to manage limited groundwater resources

Gerry Maciej, Benton SWCD

• Pine lands to irrigated row crops: Who would have guessed?

Darrin Hoverson, MN DNR

• Groundwater sustainability initiatives

Jason Moeckel, DNR

• Watershed planning in the Red River basin

Henry Van Offelen, DNR

• Aquatic invasive species highlights

Ann Pierce, DNR

• Restoring mussel populations

Mike Davis, DNR

• Discussion: How can the DNR more effectively address important water-related issues in Minnesota?


• Restoring connectivity in the Red River

Jamison Wendel, DNR

• Strategic habitat protection for north-central Minnesota lakes

Heather Baird, DNR

• North Shore fisheries in a changing climate

Olivia LeDee, DNR

• Trout stream designations

Brian Nerbonne, DNR

• Mille Lacs predatory diet study

Tyler Ahrenstorff, DNR

• Mille Lacs blue ribbon panel

Paul Venturelli, University of Minnesota

• Northern pike regulations

Gary Barnard, Tim Goeman, DNR and

Sue Schroeder, University of Minnesota


• Deer season review. Wolf update

Paul Telander, wildlife chief

• Deer goal setting teams

Leslie McInenly, DNR

• Deer feeding and disease

John Fischer, SE Cooperative wildlife disease study

• Permanent tree stands on state forests

Craig Schmid, DNR. Greg Bernu, Carlton County land commissioner

• Pheasant Summit review and discussion

Matt Holland, Pheasants Forever. Mike Tenney, DNR

• Shallow lake management: Where we have been and how are we doing?

Nicole Hansel-Welch, DNR

• Stream restoration on Wildlife Management Areas

Don Schultz and Luther Aadland, DNR

information on the web dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/roundtable