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Roosevelt Lake Aquatic Management Area Grows Through A Land Donation

May 31, 2023
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Roosevelt Lake Aquatic Management Area (AMA) in Cass and Crow Wing Counties was established in 2016 and was expanded in March 2023 with a land donation on Woods Bay. With this addition, the AMA grew to approximately 111 acres and over 5,900 feet of pristine, forested shoreland in Woods Bay.…

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Lakeland Currents with Ray Gildow

January 13, 2023
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Join Lakeland Currents host, Ray Gildow, as he talks with Northern Waters Land Trust about our most important natural resource, freshwater.

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100 Plus Women event touches the hearts of many in the Leech Lake area

December 20, 2022
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More than 115 women gathered Dec. 5 at the Arvig Walker Area Community Center to make an impact on a local non-profit through a group called 100 Plus Women Who Care of the Leech Lake Area. Women from Walker, Hackensack, Longville and surrounding areas were among those who attended. 100…

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Securing Sourcewater via Forestland

December 19, 2022
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Outdoor Heritage Fund-backed land purchases in Crow Wing and Hubbard counties will benefit wildlife habitat and protect a source of drinking water. The Crow Wing County purchases included this parcel in the Pine River watershed, which flows to the Mississippi River – a source of drinking water for more than…

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Louise Lake Aquatic Management Area Addition

November 9, 2022
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Louise, Wabedo and Little Boy Lakes are located in Cass County near the City of Longville.  These three lakes are connected by a channel which is an important ecological connection between the three basins through a “sensitive shoreland” area. The Louise Lake Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was established in 2005…

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MGLP provides $324,238 in Grants to Conserve Fish Habitat in Lakes

October 5, 2022
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The Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership (MGLP) is awarding $324,238 through its 2022 Lake Conservation Grant to five projects across the Upper Midwest. Together, these projects will benefit glacial lakes and their fish habitats, fish populations, and fisheries for years to come. Funds for the Lake Conservation Grant are provided by the…

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Conservation Conversations: Featuring Annie Knight

September 27, 2022
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Conservation Conversation: Annie Knight of Northern Waters Land Trust: Grant Manager, Conservation Specialist, Radio Producer | KAXE, featuring Annie Knight, NWLT’s Grants Manager & Conservation Specialist   Annie Knight is the conservation specialist and grants manager for Northern Waters Land Trust and has been co producing KAXE/KBXE’s Conservation Conversation series. Knight joined Heidi…

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Northern Waters Land Trust Sells Stony Point Land to U.S. Forest Service

September 21, 2022
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For the past eight years, the Northern Waters Land Trust patiently waited to transfer a 3.15 acre parcel on Leech Lake in Cass County to the US Forest Service.  The wooded property with 1,030 shoreline feet is surrounded by Chippewa National Forest and is west of the Stony Point Campground. …

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Find the Crayfish, Find the Fish

August 11, 2022
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A great way to locate fish in midsummer is to find crayfish. Just about every kind of fish likes to chew on crayfish, especially young crayfish before they get too big and their outside skeleton gets too hard. Bass, walleye, pike and even big panfish like to munch down crayfish.…

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Conservation Conversations: Featuring Pat Collins

July 20, 2022
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Conservation Conversations: Conservation Easements and the Minnesota Land Trust | KAXE, featuring Pat Collins (Conservation Program Manager at Minnesota Land Trust) and John Sumption (Co-Chair of NWLT Conservation Committee)   Heidi Holtan: It’s time for our Conservation Conversation. Once a month we connect with our partners at Northern Waters Land Trust.…

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Conservation Conversation: Featuring Crystal Mathisrud

June 28, 2022
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Conservation Conversations: Discussion on Carbon Sequestration in Conservation | KAXE, featuring Crystal Mathisrud, (District Manager of Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District) Heidi: Good morning! Thanks for being here. John S.: Good morning, John and Heidi! Today our guest is Crystal Mathisrud. She’s the district manager for the Hubbard…

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Critical Shoreline Habitat Added to Miller’s Bay AMA

June 14, 2022
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DNR works with partners to expand Miller’s Bay Aquatic Management Area on Leech Lake The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Northern Waters Land Trust, Leech Lake Association, and the Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies, Inc., Hugh C. Becker Grant Committee recently partnered to purchase 5.25 acres with 1,300 feet of…

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