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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4/25 Arbor Day Tree Planting
4/26 Northfield’s Perennial Earth Day Celebration
4/27 -4/27 2014 St. Cloud Area Sustainability Expo
4/30 MN GreenStep Cities Seminar
4/30 Policy and a Pint: Bringing Back the Bees
5/1 2014 Sustainability Film Series: More Than Honey
5/1 Climate, Clean Water, and Clean Energy
5/1 -5/1 Vermillion River Stewards Season Kick-off!
5/3 Buckthorn Blast
5/5 THRIVE: Sustainability Session :Know your Farmer
5/8 -5/8 Invasive Species A to Z
5/17 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration and Tree Climbing Championship
5/17 -5/17 Birding Hike along the River Bluffs
5/17 EcoArts Fest
5/31 Prairie Planting at Indian Mounds Park
5/31 Rain Garden Installation
5/31 -5/31 WaterFest 2014
5/31 Wetland Planting
6/7 -6/7 Restoration at Riverside Park
6/10 -6/12 Habitat Site Restoration and Mitigation - Planning and Implementation
6/16 -6/20 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 1st & 2nd grade
6/17 -6/19 Implementing a Successful Habitat Restoration/Mitigation Program (6 hours, June 17-19)
6/23 -6/30 Permaculture Design Course

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
Minnesota River Calendar of Events
Beekeeping Classes
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