This is going to be an amazing operation to relocate mussels back into the Minnesota River so that they do not die. The Army Corps of Engineers and the DNR are working to return the river to its original channel and there is a stretch that will be redirected and if we don’t remove the […]
There is only one thing better than a beautiful fall weekend where the air is crisp and the sun warms your face, it is the opportunity to get your feet wet while hunting for the jewels of the Minnesota River: freshwater mussels. It was a beautiful fall day on the Minnesota River near the confluence […]
Join us for our third annual freshwater mussels field day where the Yellow Medicine River enters the Minnesota River with MN DNR malacologist, Bernard Sietman. You will be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate and as knowledgeable about mussels as this transplanted Missourian. Since 2002, he has worked across Minnesota surveying mussels. One of the more exciting aspects of his job is the potential discovery of a new species in the Minnesota River Basin, the Mapleleaf.