DNR seeks comment on Finland area lakes and streams management planPeople interested in learning about or commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Finland area lakes and streams have until March 26 to ask questions or submit comments.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
People interested in learning about or commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Finland area lakes and streams have until March 26 to ask questions or submit comments.
“Management plans describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the water resources,” said Kelly McQuiston, Finland area fisheries acting supervisor. “The plans identify specific management activities planned for that lake or stream in the next five to 20 years.”
Every year DNR fisheries staff prepares or revises individual lake and stream management plans for several waters in each management area. In the Finland area, plans for the following lakes and streams are being reviewed:
-Lakes in Cook County: Mesaba Lake and Wine Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
-Lakes in Lake County: Campers Lake, Dam Five Lake, Gegoka Lake, Harriet Lake, Johnson Lake, Kawasachong Lake (BWCAW), Nicado Lake, Outlaw Lake, Two Deer Lake, Wilson Lake, and Windy Lake.
-Streams in Lake County: Cabin Creek, East Brach Moose Creek, Lindstrom Creek, Little Manitou River, and Manitou River.
People can review current plans for lakes and streams in the area as well as recent fish population assessment information at the DNR’s Finland area fisheries office, 6686 Highway 1, Box 546, Finland, MN. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals also may call 218-353-7591, or email email@example.com to request a copy of a plan or submit written comments. Comments may be submitted via mail or email.
Suggestions for management of any of the other lakes and streams in the Finland 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.