Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2015-10-06

WREO Mike Scott worked with other conservation oriented folks in Carlton County on a two day conservation education days where education about AIS was provided to 5th graders in Carlton County. Students visited 10 different stations in the woods throughout the day learning about different conservation education. Officer Scott spent time working on two background investigations for possible candidates for Conservation Officer Academy next spring. Officer Scott participated in a mock training exercise in Carlton County where a small aircraft crashed. For this training exercise The DNR Helicopter was requested to assist in locating the down aircraft with officers providing aerial search and support for the exercise. Excellent training for all participating with multiple agencies represented.

WREO Joe Stattelman (Region 1) spent the week working on WCA and PW cases. Fishermen and hunters were checked. Boaters and AIS law compliance was worked. Site visits were conducted.

WREO Robert Haberman (R2) worked AIS enforcement throughout his assigned area. WREO Haberman worked on wetland and public water cases in his area. WREO Haberman also checked for small game hunters and ATV users on public lands.

WREO Keith Bertram (R3) spent most of the week concentrating on waterfowl and AIS enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for license violations, insufficient boating safety equipment, and several unplugged guns. AIS compliance was good.

WREO Julie Siems (R3) worked a large event educating school aged kids about invasive species and provided demonstrations with K9 Brady of zebra mussel detection. A check station for AIS violations was also worked. Small game hunters and anglers were checked as well. Background investigations for the department also started.

WREO Larry Hanson (R4) attended the 2015 Children?s Festival at the MN State Fair Grounds in St. Paul with children and teachers from several metro schools in attendance for demonstrations from K-9 Reggie and K-9 Brady. An AIS complaint was followed up on in Kandiyohi County. A WCA violation was followed up on in Sibley County. Hunters and fishermen were checked on area lakes, rivers and WMA?s.