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DNR Fisheries Seeks Comments on International Falls Area Lake Management Plans

Minnesota DNR
March 10, 2017 01:46 PM

Fisheries management plans for several lakes and streams in northern St. Louis and Koochiching counties are under review by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the public is invited to review and comment on the plans.

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Fisheries managers use the plans to describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the water body. The plans identify goals and objectives for the fish community and identify specific management activities planned for the next 10 to 20 years.

“Public input helps us gather additional information about area lakes and streams that may not be reflected in our surveys and other fisheries management work,” said International Falls area fisheries supervisor, Kevin Peterson.

Every year DNR fisheries staff prepares or revises individual lake and stream management plans for several waters in each management area. In the International Falls area, plans for the following lakes and two streams will be reviewed, and public input on the plans will be taken under consideration by DNR fisheries staff during the review.

St. Louis County:

• Ek.

• Johnson.

• Moose.

• O’Leary.

• Loon.

• Shell.

• Range Line.

• Steep.

• Ash River.

• Fawn Creek.

Koochiching County:

• Moose.

• Clear.

• Bartlett.

• Dinner Creek.

Copies of the draft plans are available at the International Falls Area Fisheries office located at 392 Highway 11 E., International Falls, MN 56649. You can also call the office at 218-286-5220 to request a copy or email kevin.peterson@state.mn.us.

Those wishing to comment on any of the plans may do so by contacting the DNR Area Fisheries Office by any of the methods outlined above. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public comments on lake and stream management plans will be taken through Friday, March 31, 2017.

Comments, questions and suggestions for management of any of the other lakes and streams in the International Falls area are welcome at any time, and will be considered when those plans are due for review.

The DNR’s lake management activities are largely funded through the sale of fishing licenses and the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Act.


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