Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking comments on individual fisheries lake management plans for 15 lakes in St. Louis and Lake counties. 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 in the next 5 to 10 years.
The management plans available for review at this time are for Bass (Echo Trial), Bear Island, Cedar (southwest of Aurora), Crooked, Deep (south of Gilbert), Fenske, Garden Lake Reservoir (includes Garden, Farm and South Farm lakes), Little Long, Loon, Maskenode (alternate name Four-Mile, near Mountain Iron) Newton, Pine (east of Hoyt Lakes), Shagawa, Tofte, and White Iron lakes. These draft plans are available for review and comment, at the Tower Area Fisheries Office at 650 Highway 169, Tower, MN 55790, 218-753-2580, ext. 222. The comment period will be open through March 25, 2009.