Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Dave and Andy talk with MN DNR Invasive Species Program Supervisor, Heidi Wolf, about zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, common buckthorn, and emerald ash borer. What we can do to assist the DNR in controlling and/or getting rid of these environmental interlopers.
Dave and Andy talk with Alphonso Le from “Urban Boatbuilders”, a non-profit youth development organization located in St. Paul. The kids handcraft wooden boats in the workshop as part of a paid apprenticeship program and in classrooms through partnerships with schools, community organizations and camps. Their mission is to empower youth to succeed in work and life through woodworking and experiential learning. How cool! Urban Boatbuilders
Northfield Outdoors hosts Andy Beaham and Dave Vesledahl talked with Tri-Lakes Sportsmen’s Club president, Greg Duban. The club was established in 1960 by a group of individuals focused on protecting and improving the Rice County area’s natural resources. Their mission is to promote and protect our outdoor heritage and rights by introducing youth and community to the outdoors. Learn more on their website: Tri-Lakes Sportmen’s Club
Hosts Andy Beaham and Dave Vesledahl talk with DNR Forester Jake Froyum, as he discusses local projects, last September’s storm damage and issues with the trees in the Nerstrand Big Woods State park. Foresters are involved in a large range of activities covering ecological restoration, timber harvesting, and day-to-day management of protected areas. They look after regular activities in the forests, including conservation, outdoor recreation, extraction of raw materials, aesthetics and helping the public by answering questions and giving advice.
Hosts Andy Beaham, Dave Vesledahl and Hayes Scriven had the opportunity to go to the Governor’s Fishing Opener where they were able to talk with Governor Walz and a number of other officials, as well as do some fishing! Fishing is a key part of a $15.3 billion tourism industry, and 500,000 anglers celebrated the Minnesota season opener. The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a treasured tradition since 1948 that celebrates our state’s great outdoors and recreation opportunities. Listen in as the guys go south to Albert Lea…
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