Minnesota’s nongame wildlife program debuts Facebook page

(Released October 3, 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding its use of social media with the recent launch of a Facebook page for its nongame wildlife program.

The DNR now has nine Facebook pages and four Twitter accounts.

The nongame Facebook page highlights success stories, emerging issues and photographs pertaining to the program’s work to help more than 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.

“We are excited about the use of social media outlets like Facebook,” said Carrol Henderson, nongame wildlife program supervisor. “Social media is a great way to get younger, and more tech savvy, Minnesotans interested in our native wildlife species, DNR projects and volunteer opportunities.”

The nongame wildlife program is the same program as the donation check-box on Minnesota income and property tax forms. The program’s Facebook page tells more about how donation money is spent.

Check out DNR’s social community.