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October 4, 2023

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifts ban on Minnesota DNR grant funds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make available disputed Minnesota DNR Statewide Wildlife Habitat Management Grant funds, according to a Tuesday, Oct. 3 letter sent from the USFWS to the DNR. 
The two grants include $4.065 million from fiscal year 2021-22 and $17.553 million for FY2023-24 from the Statewide Wildlife Habitat Management Grant program. Dave Olfelt, DNR Fish and Wildlife Division director, said timber harvest on state wildlife management areas and aquatic management areas remains paused for now.

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Outdoor Insights: Drought reinvigorates wetlands for ducks in Minnesota

For all we’ve heard about this summer’s drought, a silver lining has been duck habitat. Parched wetlands are disconcerting in July and August, but those settling, dry sediments provide a prime site for aquatic plants to germinate.
A small wetland near my home was bone-dry all summer, but after the recent rains, it contains water now, and ducks. Every time I drive past, I see several migrant puddlers with their tails skyward, happily munching on seeds, or tubers that took root in the tiny, previously stagnant pond.

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Commentary: Sporting groups encourage president to sign bill for school outdoors programs

Two national sporting organizations last week encouraged President Joe Biden to sign a bill to ensure public schools continue to receive federal funding for outdoors programs.

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