Pack up and head north? Minnesota affects more than most of the states

Tamarac's wildlife biologist Wayne Brininger says that climate change has gradually evolved for millions of years, and plants and animals can adapt to the slow changes. The problem is, growing habitats are changing faster as climate change faster, and the flora and fauna can not be kept up.

Minnesota's climate is changing faster than most, studies show. Unlike it gradually declines during winter freezes and goes back to spring, as it is used, that Minnesota is spending its normal winter and starting to suffer more weather events, It could give trouble to the state bird and other wildlife.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, the state is getting more warm and getting more precipitation, but it seems that the redemption ends in a "one-year-old flood" and then stops it completely, and It causes flooding and then drought, none of them are friendly to the wildlife area. Go to Minnesota at 2.9 degrees between 1895 and 2017 and average average 3.4 gets average, although the dramatic changes have occurred in recent years and are expected to continue.

Rob Baden Lough DNR wildlife manager says that many studies show that there are more serious precipitation events, portals, as well as winter-free ice patterns in the state. He says that these changes may have an impact on many species in the area, including deer, walleye, ticks, turkeys, pheasants, snow decay, and others as well as some plants.

Experts say that there will be some better species in Minnesota, but they may have some struggles. Some may just go.

Everything is connected

"Fianna, turkeys, pheasants, some of those species that people really want to hunt, if they do not have to spend too much time through snow, looking for food, they probably do better," Baden said .

While this might be good for the fiancé who would suffer from these conditions, the hunters may be too good for their tag. Since lakes, ponds and wetlands are coming to sleep later and that they are getting older, there are access to some limited hunting grounds, according to one certificate placed on the DNR website by Bryan Lueth, Minnesota hunter .

Not to mention, the pests will be harder.

"There would be more weather, less winter, less snow, I would like to say more," said Baden, adding to him when the tickets fall from their host in the spring, less die If there is less snow and warmer weather.

Baden said that the deer and the numbers are also correlated. More deer is a strong indicator that more tickets will be given because there are major festive species for the paralysis. More deer means also having higher capacity for the animals to cause car accidents

Wildlife may also be a charge for species such as snow hare and black honey, and snow is required to live both.

"Snow pin, this is a species that happens white because of times of daylight. Well, if you're getting a big black snow in January, and there's no snow, it will be easy for predators to get you, "said Baden.

The snow is used to the ruffy scourge, interrupting it to insulate himself from the cold temps. Without this insulation, many bodies would run until death.

And more cold-cold times, like the latest polar vortex, Winter Storm Jayden, are also considered to be climate change.

"Most of the species can tolerate large heat, but these cold temperatures, that is what limits our many species," said Baden, explaining the need for natural death to control community.

In other cases, it can be harmful to species, especially if their environment has changed due to the climate or if there are more diseases that can get a disease – and the increase in the number of Ticket is only one indicator that diseases become more common for wildlife.

In the warmer months, the rainfall is at its own trouble in respect of species such as ducks, salmon and wild rice.

"If you are duck or muskrat or something when you are nesting … in May and June, they can not handle three, fourteen inches at a time when the water comes up fast, "said Baden, adding that wild rice can not tolerate changes to water level. "It can eliminate a whole wild rice stand, which definitely means. Many people like that harvest."

Water changes also affect Walleye, but in a different way. They can move to deeper water, as temperatures rise, because they like cooler water.

"The warmest the lakes get in the lifetime, they are more conducive to bass largemouth. I know people do not want to hear a hearing because Wallleye has a king in Minnesota," said Baden.

Counting the change

As the DNR Wildlife scientists and Tamarac study these changes in the climate, they are trying to identify ways to prevent their effects and maintain a habitat equilibrium for wildlife here. Two of the main ways in which they want to do so are to diversify plants and find ways to maintain water levels.

"We're trying to diversify the diversification of the forests and … we're picking refining species that give rise to the conditions of dryer," Baden said, even though it makes it more complicated. There are many factors that come to pick some seed mixtures to plants, so they do not "put their eggs into one basket" with one species.

Other ways are taking control structures with lakes to maintain water levels otherwise that the DNR is tackling some of these changes, but Baden acknowledges that they have ways to go and whose activities are based on science, He says it's not accurate.

"You know, science, and science are not the truth of the truth is the fact. It changes," he said. "We want to guess education. I mean, we do not have all the answers."

For more information on how the state is changing climate and the ways in which the DNR is to prevent such change, people can visit https: // www .dnr.state.mn.us / climate / climate_change_info / index.html.

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