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Who will be the next generation of outdoor stewards?

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 born from 1930-1946, The Baby Boomer Generation, those born from 1946-1964, the Millennials, those born from 1982-2004 and then all the new kids born from
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The Bemidji Pioneer: Collaborating for conservation, Bemidji State students join local carbon sequestration project

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)

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 in our four-county service area (Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard), approximately 390 lakes are currently classified as LBS. Like all lakes, LBS can be
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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: April 2022: Conservation Conversations: Lakes of Biological Significance | KAXE, featuring Paul Radomski (DNR Biologist, co-author of Lakeshore Living and
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