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Improve Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife biologists and habitat specialists can often serve as an important and useful consult during your planning process. Many biologists will not have the time and resources to help carry out projects in your woodlands, but will be available to offer advice and suggestions to guide and improve projects. Many wildlife biologists will have a species they focus on, so if there is a particular species you are interested in as a landowner, it may be worthwhile finding a specialist. Many hunting and conservation groups will have a wildlife biologist on staff or have additional resources to learn about the needs of the species you are interested in attracting to your woodlands. 


Public biologists and wildlife specialists may be a useful consult if you are looking for recommendations on general wildlife habitat improvements or would like to carry out a project with benefits to a host of different wildlife species. 

If you want to learn more about the different types of wildlife habitat improvement options or do not see the type of specialist you are looking for, please contact us. 

MN Department of Natural Resources Fisheries

(320) 384-7721

306 Power Avenue North
Hinckley, MN 55037

Specialties: Fisheries and aquatic habitat

National Wild Turkey Federation

Rick Horton, District Biologist

(218) 326-8800

37305 Deer Lake Way

Grand Rapids, MN  55744

Specialties: Wild Turkey Habitat, Game Bird Habitat

US Fish & Wildlife Private Lands Office

(320) 253-4682
434 Great Oak Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387

Native Resource Preservation

(320) 752-4338

2325 290th Street

Madison, MN 56256

Specialties: Light on the Land Practices, Forestry Mowing, Invasive Species, Wildlife Openings, Desirable Species Release, Seedling Protection & Tree Plantings, Riparian Restoration, Selective Thinning, Core Sampling

Itasca Woodland Services Inc

Stan Grossman

Counties: Pine, Carlton, Kanabec, Aitkin, Mille Lacs, North Isanti

(218) 252-8572

3015 S. Hwy. 169

Grand Rapids, MN 55744 

Qualifications: Approved Woodland Stewardship Plan Writer, NRCS TSP, ATFS Inspector, MFA Board Member

Specialties: General Forestry, Timber Harvests, Forest Inventory, Damage & Trespass Appraisal, Wildlife Habitat, Recreational Planning & Management, Cover Type Management

Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever

Jacob Granfors, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Counties: Aitkin, Carlton

(218) 434-0929

130 Southgate Drive

Aitkin, MN 56431

Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever

Megan Lindberg, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Counties: Pine

(320) 384-7432 

260 Morris Ave  

Hinckley, MN 55037 

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