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This petition to our new DNR Commissioner Strommen is similar to but differs from the one rejected by former Commissioner Landwehr last year in that it asks that the rules apply to specific waters of the common loon range (not all waters), "to include Minnesota waters identified by the MN DNR as having breeding pairs of loon or waters frequented by loons”.

By statute; “Any person may petition an agency requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule. The petition shall be specific as to what action is requested and the need for the action. Upon receiving a petition an agency shall have 60 days in which to make a specific and detailed reply in writing as to its planned disposition of the request and the reasons for its planned disposition of the request." 

Please forward this document to friends and organizations that would be willing to write a letter - to the DNR Commissioner - in supportof our Petition.  (The sooner the better.)


Address to:

Commissioner Sarah Strommen 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 

500 Lafayette Road 

St. Paul, MN 55155

Our petition has already been supported by the following organizations:


A.C.E.S. (Austin Coalition for Environmental Sustainability)

Animal Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association 

Center for Biological Diversity

Citizens Advisory Committee to the DNR

Clean Up the River Environment 

Friends of the Mississippi River

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Howling for Wolves 

Humming for Bees 

Izaak Walton League of America, MN Division

Mankato Area Environmentalists

Minneapolis Star Stribune

Minnesota Dragonfly Society

Minnesota Herpetological Society

Minnesota Humane Society 

Minnesota Ornithologists Union 

Pollinator Friendly Alliance

Raptor Resource Project 

Save Our Sky Blue Waters 

St. Croix River Association 

Wilderness in the City

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