Topic: Ecosystems
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Angela Anderson

Natural Communities Managment Coordinator Trails &Waterways Section
MN Department of Natural Resources

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Ecological Assistance from the DNR
The MN DNR has ecologists who can assist with comprehensive planning, the development of zoning and subdivision ordinances, parks and open space planning, and protection and stewardship of public and private lands.

Ecologically-based Municipal Land Use Planning
A 1999 on-line report, a book published in 2000 and MN DNR publications provide guidelines for land use planning and development with a basis in ecology.

Issues in Ecology, a series of publications by the Ecological Society of America
This excellent series of timely ecological topics is produced by premier scientists in a style suitable for non-technical readers.

Living in the Landscape: Leaving Boundaries Behind
A 27-minute national award-winning video celebrates the diversity of Minnesota's natural and cultural heritage through beautiful imagery and an original music score.

Minnesota Invasive Non-native Terrestrial Plants: an identification guide for resource managers
Pocket-size illustrated field guide to help identify invasive non-native terrestrial plants which threaten Minnesota's natural plant communities.

Permaculture is an ecological design system for harmoniously integrating the natural world and people, based on sustainable agriculture.

Quick Guide to Using Natural Resource Information in Local Decision Making
This quick guide to natural resource-based planning offers a planning process that puts a community's natural resource base at the forefront. Key steps are: identify natural resource issues of importance; conduct a natural resource inventory; develop a natural resource assessment; develop a comprehensive plan of conservation priorities and growth; implement the plan; monitor your community's progress.

Restore Your Shore
A multimedia program for shoreland owners and professionals to use in shoreland restoration and protection projects.

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8/4 -8/6 2014 Summer Institute for Climate Change & Energy Education
8/7 MPRB Ecological System Plan - Community Advisory Committee Meetings
8/7 MPRB Ecological System Plan - Community Advisory Committee Meetings
8/8 Great River Greening Night with the St. Paul Saints
8/18 -8/22 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 3rd & 4th grade
8/21 -9/1 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair
8/27 MPRB Ecological System Plan - Community Advisory Committee Meetings
9/1 -11/1 2014 Green Apple Season of Service
9/5 -9/6 Lake Superior Wilderness Conference
9/11 Green Infrastructure for Clean Water: Costs & Benefits to Our Communities
9/11 -9/11 Wetland Planting
9/18 -9/18 Explore Wetland Ecology in Tunnel Valley
9/19 Happy Dancing Turtle Resilent Action Day
9/24 -11/19 Frontiers in the Environment: Can We Build a More Resilient Food Distribution System?
9/27 -9/27 Remnant Bluff Prairie Restoration
9/27 Stacking and Seeding

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
Minnesota River Calendar of Events
U of MN Institute for the Environment Calendar
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
MN Master Naturalists West Metro Chapter Meeting
IATP's Percolate Discussion Series at the Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
Wade Into Your Watershed
A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson's Love of the Natural World and her Fight to Defend it

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