NWLT In the News

Washburn Lake Watershed, Cass County Forest Addition

Washburn Lake in Cass County is classified as a tullibee (cisco) refuge lake.  Protection of land in the lake’s watershed is an important way to preserve water quality in this important cold-water lake. The opportunity to purchase and convey a 18.5 acre land-locked property in the Washburn Lake watershed to Cass County for permanent protection arose in early 2020.  The property is located in Trelipe Township with 1,450 shoreline feet on Lake George.  Located about
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Star Tribune: Minnesota Landowners Hold Keys to Protect Forests, Cold Water Lakes

July 10, 2021: By Jennifer Bjorhus, Northern Waters Land Trust is featured in a Star Tribune article, showcasing a completed project on Wabedo Lake. The Siemering Family worked with NWLT to protect 116 acres of pristine forest, which is now managed by Cass County and accessible to all people for countless generations to come.
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Donation Expands Pelican Lake Aquatic Management Area

In January of 2020, the Pelican Lake Aquatic Management Area (AMA), on the east side of the lake, grew by 24 acres with the addition of the Dorothy and George McDonald Tract, resulting in 84 acres of permanently protected land. These 24 acres are undeveloped and will result in the additional protection of a sensitive, high-quality lake, and enhanced public recreation opportunities, thanks to Brad and Shelli Stanback, neighbors to this AMA. When this property
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Cedar Lake, Wildlife Management Area Addition

The Cedar Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) grew in size by 46 acres in May 2021 with the purchase and conveyance of the Skylar Tuthill Trust property by the Northern Waters Land Trust (NWLT) to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 100 acre WMA is located in Farm Island Township, Aitkin County, on Cedar Lake. The recent addition to the WMA includes 1,650 feet of lake frontage along Cedar Lake. The uplands are a
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Star Tribune Article: “North-Central Minnesota Lakes are Getting Murkier Faster”

February 21, 2021 – By Jennifer Bjorhus Northern Waters Land Trust is referenced in this article for the great conservation work we are doing in our north-central region. With rising lake temperatures, forecasted population growth, and development pressures, it is clear that the permanent land protection projects NWLT facilitates is more important than ever.
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Conservation Conversations on Northern Community Radio

Every month, we dive into a specific conservation subject and often invite a special guest on the show to share their knowledge. Tune in on future shows! We go “live” every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:40am. 91.7 Grand Rapids | 90.5 Bemidji | 89.9 Brainerd | 103.9 Ely Here are our past episodes: December 2021: Conservation Conversations: Northern Waters Land Trust and MN DNR and Fee Title Acquisition on Pelican Lake | KAXE,
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The Importance of Lakeshore Restoration & Stewardship

“A well-kept shoreline is beautiful to look at, creates critical habitat for wildlife and reduces algae growth in your lake.” Thank you to Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative for sharing this animated video about lakeshore restoration and stewardship!
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American Fisheries Society Promotional Video

Partnerships to deliver scientifically based conservation measures on the landscape that protect water quality and as a result , critical fish and wildlife populations, is the essence of the mission of the Northern Waters Land Trusts (NWLT) This video, produced by the American Fisheries Society, explores the purpose, strategies and outcomes that the NWLT uses to support the work of the Department of Natural Resources to protect highly sensitive lakes that help sustain the cisco
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Northern Waters Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Walker, MN —The Northern Waters Land Trust (NWLT) has earned national recognition as an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a program of the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation means that Northern Waters Land Trust abides by the Land Trust Standards and Practices and operates in an ethical, legal and technically sound manner. “The accreditation process helped us evolve into a more professional organization. Since our early days of education and awareness as
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