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State permit policies & procedures

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Minnesota

Website

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html
(No permit information on website)

Contact

For game birds only or a mix of game & nongame
Lindsey Peterson
Division of Fish & Wildlife
500 Lafayette Road, box 20
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4020
651-259-5203
FAX: 651-297-4961
Lindsey.peterson_AT_dnr.state.mn.us

For nongame birds only
Lori Naumann
Division of Ecological Resources
500 Lafayette Road, box 25
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4025
651-259-5148
FAX: 651-296-1811
Lori.naumann_AT_dnr.state.mn.us

For State Listed Species (see list below)
Rich Baker
Division of Ecological Resources
500 Lafayette Road, box 25
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4025
651-259-5073
FAX: 651-296-1811
Richard.baker_AT_dnr.state.mn.us

Is a permit required for banding?

Yes. (pers.comm. Lindsey Peterson, Minnesota Division of Fish and Wildlife, 8 June 2009).

Permit application forms

  • Application Form - there is no official permit application form at this time. Applicants should send a letter on institutional letterhead (to the appropriate contact listed below). The letter of request should state exactly what activity is desired (capture/release, mark, sample collection), the methods, the location, the time frame, the species targeted, and the number of each species that will be sampled. There is no application fee. (pers. comm. To E. Paul, 8 June 2009)

  • Renewal - as above

  • Threatened and Endangered - See http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/nhnrp/endangered_permits.html

  • Salvage - as above. Be sure to state in your letter requesting a permit that you would like to have authority to salvage.

State lands

The application to work on lands under the jurisdiction of the Scientific and Natural Areas Program can be downloaded here. The application to work on land managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation here. We will add information about working on other state lands as quickly as we can.

Prior notice

Check permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.

Policies

6212.1400 GENERAL RESTRICTIONS FOR POSSESSION PERMITS.

Subpart 1.
Permit requirements.

Permits for the taking, transportation, disposal, or possession of protected wild animals, whether dead or alive, or their parts, nests, or eggs will be issued as provided by parts 6212.1400 to 6212.1700. Applications for permits from individuals or institutions must be made in writing and must be submitted as specified. The commissioner will determine whether the applicant meets the criteria for issuance of the permit.

Subp. 2.
Issuance of permits.

Permits may be issued only upon written application made by individuals or institutions currently conducting research or educational programs in the fields of biology or natural history, and that have appropriate and adequate facilities for the care, exhibition, or storage of the specimens sought to be taken, acquired, or possessed. A permit may not be issued unless the commissioner has first determined that the permitted act will not be detrimental to the species.

Subp. 3.
Permits for taking.

Permits for the taking of protected wild animals or their parts may be issued only to named individuals. Permits for taking are valid only for the named permittees and are not transferable. Permits solely for possession, transportation, propagation, or disposal may be issued in the name of an institution or individual.

Subp. 4.
Sale or transfer of specimens.

Specimens held under permit may not be sold or otherwise transferred from the custody of the permittee without the prior written approval of the commissioner, unless otherwise provided in the permit.

Subp. 5.
Offspring.

Offspring of any specimen possessed under a permit will be subject to parts 6212.1400 to 6212.1700 and to all the terms and conditions set forth in the permit.

Subp. 6.
Reports.

Before January 31 of each year, each permittee who has taken a protected wild animal, or parts during the preceding calendar year must file a report with the commissioner describing the specimens taken and their current disposition. Specimens consumed by use or otherwise destroyed must be so noted. Permittees must submit additional reports as may be required by the permit. A permit will not be renewed unless all required reports have been submitted.

Subp. 7.
Possession of permit.

Individual permittees must have their permit available for inspection by the commissioner while doing an act authorized by the permit. Permits issued in the names of institutions must be available for inspection during regular business hours.

Subp. 8.
Expiration, cancellation, and revocation of collector permits.

All permits issued as provided by parts 6212.1400 to 6212.1700 expire on December 31 of the year of issuance, unless otherwise specified in the permit, and may be renewed.

All permits issued as provided by parts 6212.1400 to 6212.1700 are subject to immediate cancellation by the commissioner upon determination that such cancellation is necessary for the conservation of the natural resources of this state, for the welfare of particular specimens, or is in the public interest.

Violation of any of the provisions of parts 6212.1400 to 6212.1700 or the terms of any permit issued under those parts may result in immediate revocation of the permit, and may subject the permittee to other penalties established by law.


MS s 97A.401
History:

18 SR 83
Posted:

June 11, 2008


6212.1500 SCIENTIFIC, EXHIBITION, PROPAGATION, AND EDUCATIONAL PERMITS.

Permits may be issued for scientific, education, propagation, and exhibition purposes only to individuals or institutions currently conducting programs of research or education in the fields of biology or natural history.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97A.401
History:

18 SR 83
Posted:

June 11, 2008


Minnesota Administrative Rules

Endangered
Ammodramus bairdii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird's Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henslow's Sparrow
Anthus spragueii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sprague's Pipit
Calcarius ornatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chestnut-collared Longspur
Charadrius melodus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piping Plover (Fed. Status: T)
Rallus elegans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . King Rail
Speotyto cunicularia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burrowing Owl

Threatened
Cygnus buccinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpeter Swan
Falco peregrinus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peregrine Falcon (Fed. Status: E)
Lanius ludovicianus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loggerhead Shrike
Phalaropus tricolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson's Phalarope
Podiceps auritus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horned Grebe
Sterna hirundo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Common Tern

Special Concern
Ammodramus nelsoni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nelson’s sharp-tailed Sparrow
Asio flammeus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Short-eared Owl
Buteo lineatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red-shouldered Hawk
Coturnicops noveboracensis . . . . . . . . . . . Yellow Rail
Dendroica cerulea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cerulean Warbler
Empidonax virescens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acadian Flycatcher
Gallinula chloropus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Common Moorhen
Haliaeetus leucocephalus . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bald Eagle (Fed. Status: T)
Larus pipixcan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin’s Gull
Limosa fedoa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marbled Godwit
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos . . . . . . . . . . . . American White Pelican
Seiurus motacilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisiana Waterthrush
Sterna forsteri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forster's Tern
Tympanuchus cupido . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greater Prairie-chicken
Wilsonia citrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hooded Warbler