Environmental Networking at Steel Toe!

Steel Toe Brewing 4848 W 35th St, St Louis Park, MN, United States

Please join MNAEP and several other local non-profit environmental organizations for a networking event at Steel Toe Brewing. This will be an informal gathering where attendees can purchase beverages and learn about the other organizations through brief presentations by each group and plenty of one-on-one networking in between. This event is free to attend for […]


Members Only Bumble Bee Survey at Theo Wirth

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary 1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN, United States

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT As a member of the Minnesota Association of Environmental Professionals (MNAEP), you are invited to participate in a MNAEP members-only service opportunity with the Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey. The Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey has worked to document long-term trends in bumble bee populations since 2007. Volunteers capture bumble bees while they forage on […]


Brownfields Tour at University of Minnesota

U of M Combined Heat/Power Site 1180 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

We are excited to announce that registration for our August event is now open! Please join MNAEP on August 21st to tour the U of M Combined Heat and Power Plant! The project retrofitted an old steam plant and now produces enough electricity and thermal energy to generate all of the U of M's steam […]


Goats! At the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN, United States

Join the MNAEP on Tuesday, September 25 to explore the art and science of using livestock to manage landscapes in ways that are both ecologically and economically effective. Goats have great potential to help reduce Common Buckthorn and other invasive plants as well as help restore the function and provisioning services of ecosystems. This management […]

Tribal Consultation in the Era of Streamlining

106 Group 1295 Bandana Blvd Ste 335, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Webinar: Tribal Consultation and Engagement in the Era of StreamliningOur national chapter, NAEP, is hosting a webinar and as a MNAEP member benefit, we're inviting members to watch it with us for free at the 106 Group's office. If you're interested but not a member, we're offering 2019 membership now that will cover the remaining […]

NEPA/CWA Merger Presentation & Elections

KLJ Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Seminar: A Collaborative Approach – A NEPA/Section 404 Clean Water Act Merger Process: What it is and Lessons LearnedPresented by Josh Fitzpatrick, FAA A collaborative approach to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and resource agency coordination is key to project implementation.  A successful NEPA review for a runway improvement project at Detroit Lakes – […]

Drones (UAVs) & Wildlife Surveys

HDR Downtown Minneapolis 600 Hennepin Ave #260, Minneapolis, MN

Join MNAEP on Thursday, November 15th for a presentation about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, particularly for wildlife surveys. Presenter: Adam Kreger, Research Biologist, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. As unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies rapidly evolve, their use in wildlife surveys and research is becoming increasingly common. Traditional wildlife survey methods are often time […]

ESA Proposed Rule Changes

ERM - IDS Building, 80 S 8th St Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN, United States

On July 25, 2018, the United States Fish and Wildlife (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Division of Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) published in the Federal Register a set of three proposed rules to revise the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.). Specifically, the rules focus on […]

Renewable Siting in MN

KLJ Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Minnesota is making major efforts in the clean energy market. Currently, the state has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate. Looking toward the future, there is an effort to have energy be from carbon-free sources by 2050, as recently reported by MPR. These initiatives make siting and planning for renewable/transmission facilities and mitigating impacts to […]

Environmental Justice & Redevelopment

Free Webinar

Redevelopment in Environmental Justice (EJ) areas has been important in the brownfield community for many, many years. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Brownfields (MNB) applied for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community-wide Brownfield Assessment grant in 2016. The EPA grant was intended for sites in under-served communities within EJ areas in the […]