Moose Advisory Committee to announce recommendations Tuesday

Friday, August 14th, 2009 at 6:32 am

(From MN DNR)

Minnesota’s Moose Advisory Committee will announce its recommendations for management practices and research opportunities that may help forestall the decline of Minnesota’s moose population at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Duluth.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) created the committee in September 2008 in response to growing concern about the long-term future of this iconic species of the north. Committee members represent a cross-section of moose interests, including land managers, wildlife managers, tribal staff, conservation organizations and tourism.

Northwestern Minnesota’s moose population has declined severely. Population decline also may be occurring in northeastern Minnesota. The DNR will use the committee’s recommendations as a basis for drafting a moose management and research plan.

The DNR will also seek additional public comment on the plan.

Advisory committee and DNR representatives will be available to answer media questions after the committee’s presentation, which is scheduled in room 301 of the Natural Resource Research Institute, 5021 Miller Trunk Highway, in Duluth.
Information about the committee and its process is available on the DNR Web site.

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