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Expanded Wildlife Management Area

Watch this short video to learn more about conservation efforts aimed at protecting Cedar Lake's water quality and wildlife habitats.



Project Highlights & Updates

Conservation Conversation: Featuring Pete Jacobson

February 16, 2021
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Fisheries Scientist Pete Jacobson on Tullibees with Northern Waters Land Trust | KAXE, featuring Pete Jacobson (former DNR Fisheries Scientist) Pete Jacobson retired from DNR Fisheries and is now a staff member for the Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Discussion about the NWLT’s Clean Water Critical Habitat program which…

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Conservation Conversation: Featuring John Sumption and Annie Knight

December 23, 2020
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New Monthly Segment on the Tuesday Morning Show with Northern Waters Land Trust | KAXE, featuring John Sumption and Annie Johnson (NWLT Conservation Staff) John Sumption and Annie Johnson from the NWLT join Heidi Holtan and John Latimer to talk about their organization, how they got started and who they represent. …

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Preserving Minnesota’s Water Quality – Before It’s Too Late

September 4, 2020
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Preserving the water quality in our state is becoming increasingly urgent! It is widely agreed that the majority of Minnesota lakes and rivers south of Interstate 94 are now impaired. That does not mean they are all beyond improving but, for the most part, trying to reverse the water quality…

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The Importance of Lakeshore Restoration & Stewardship

July 13, 2020
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“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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Preserving Land, Enhancing Fishing

April 4, 2020
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There are many excellent reasons to preserve land; maintaining habit for wildlife, protecting water quality, providing natural areas for carbon dioxide absorption to help reduce global warming and protecting shoreland to enhance fish populations. One of the biggest threats to healthy fish populations is shoreland development and destruction of vegetation.…

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American Fisheries Society Promotional Video

November 4, 2019
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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…

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Northern Waters Land Trust Earns National Recognition

September 4, 2019
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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,…

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