Photos of and mapped to: State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs); State Natural Areas / State Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs); State Aquatic Managament Areas (AMAs); National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs); and National Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs).
I am hoping this group will encourage more people to take more photos in these places and I am interested in any ideas you may have to this end.
Do Not Include:
WIAs (These are private property and entering them for purposes other than hunting is unethical and in some cases may be illegal);
Water Access Sites (exceptions: those sites located in a WMA, SNA, NWR, or WPA.);
State Trails, including OHV trails;
National Parks and Monuments;
City, County, or Regional Parks;
City or County Forests;
Public trails outside of the "Mapping Rule" list above.
Variety Guide: If you have a large number of photos from a single WMA, SNA, or Wildlife Refuge, consider adding them gradually, in several sessions. In the meantime, we would encourage you to visit and photograph other WMAs and SNAs near you. To find locations near you, refer to the Minnesota DNR Recreational Compass Map, which includes all of Minnesota's WMA's and SNA's, and a wide variety of other facilities.
Quality Rule: Photos that are out of focus, substantially over- or under-exposed, or have no clear subject will be removed.
If your photos don't quite fit the rules above, (or even if they do), here are some other groups you might want to consider: