More than 50 invasive carp captured on Mississippi River

In response to this discovery, the DNR is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin DNR and commercial fishing operators to conduct large-scale netting, studies of the captured carp and increased monitoring.

Report: Minnesota paying out 135K annually due to wolf kills

Under Minnesota law, producers can be reimbursed for livestock killed by wolves – as long as investigators can prove that wolves were the cause of an animal's death. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture gets an appropriation from the Legislature to pay out claims to producers whose livestock have been killed by wolves.

Too steep for people? Goats get the job done to improve habitat

Using conservation grant money awarded by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, land managers bring in goats with an appetite for buckthorn and its berries. The four-legged lawnmowers had no problem chowing down the invasive shrubs, a task that would have proven difficult for humans and their equipment.

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