Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake and stream plans

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking comments on individual fisheries lake and stream management plans for 36 lakes and two streams in Itasca County and west-central St. Louis County. Fisheries managers use the plans to describe the past, present, and future conditions of the lake. The plans identify goals and objectives for the fish community and identify specific management activities planned for the lake or stream in the next 10 to 20 years.The management plans available for review at this time are:

Lakes: Balsam, Big Dick, Big McCarthy, Bowstring, Busties, Clear (St. Louis County), Clear (near Wirt), Cottonwood, Crooked, Dinner Pail, East, Erskine, Floodwood, Gale, Grant Mine Pit, Haskell, Horseshoe, Johnson (N of Pughole), Kremer, Little Bowstring, Little Jay Gould, Little Bass (near Togo), Long (near Cohasset), Lost Moose, Moose (near Northome), No-ta-she-bun (Willow), North Twin, Nose, Owen, Poplar (near Togo), Scrapper, South Twin, Splithand, Trestle, Whitefish.

Streams: Dark River, Pickerel Creek

To comment, please contact the DNR Area Fisheries Office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, 218-327-4430. Comments will be accepted until March 6, 2009.

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