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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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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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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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Why not largemouth bass?

May 26, 2022
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Fish biologists are suggesting that as our climate continues to get warmer we are going to see a reduction in walleye, perch, northern pike and muskies in the northern parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  All these species depend on colder water and a good healthy forage base of Tullibee. Tullibee…

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Who will be the next generation of outdoor stewards?

April 23, 2022
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I have been giving a lot of thought to an issue that has emerged across America. Who will take an interest in the outdoors when the current generations are gone? Writers like to place people in categories to look at trends, values, and interests. We have the Greatest Generation, those…

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The Bemidji Pioneer: Collaborating for conservation, Bemidji State students join local carbon sequestration project

March 30, 2022
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March 25th, 2022: By Nicole Ronchetti. Northern Waters Land Trust, Hubbard County SWCD, MN DNR, and BSU Students are working together on a carbon sequestration pilot project. This project is funded by the Initiative Foundation.    

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Lakes of Biological Significance (LBS)

February 15, 2022
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What are LBS and why are they important?   A Lake of Biological Significance (LBS), as defined by MN DNR researcher Paul Radomski, is a lake that has unique plants or animals such as some aquatic plants, fish, birds, or amphibians (Radomski et al – 2018). Of the 2,235 lakes…

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Cedar Lake WMA, Aitkin Independent Age

February 15, 2022
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Washburn Lake Watershed, Cass County Forest Addition

November 23, 2021
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Washburn Lake 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…

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Star Tribune: Minnesota Landowners Hold Keys to Protect Forests, Cold Water Lakes

August 10, 2021
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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…

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