Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2016-07-12

WREO Joe Stattelman (SW) spent the week focusing efforts on WCA and PW cases. Time was spent teaching Use of Force at the CO Academy. AIS laws and enforcement were taught at the Academy. Follow up on cases was done.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) taught AIS training for the Academy at Camp Ripley. An AIS investigation was completed with enforcement action taken for transporting infested water off riparian property without a permit. Officer Scott staffed an AIS booth with MN Sea Grant for the Two Harbors Heritage Days talking with people about AIS issues and concerns.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) spent the week training at the DNR ENF Academy for water resource laws. WREO Haberman also assisted District 4 officers with a AIS check station off HWY 6 north of Outing.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent most of the week conducting follow-up on wetland violations and working AIS. Enforcement action was taken for AIS violations, no fishing license, insufficient boat safety equipment, ATV violations, and over limit of crappies. WREO Bertram also taught at the academy and assisted the Todd County Sheriff?s Office with a call.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) assisted with teaching WCA to the new academy at Camp Ripley. Two Blue Earth County WCA Violations were closed out. Fishermen and AIS checks were completed on area lakes and rivers.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) instructed the Wetland Conservation Act at the current Conservation Officer Academy.