LCCMR EASEMENT

FORESTRY PLAN

BMP GRANT

Conservation best management practices (BMP) around the

Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties highest quality lakes.

Protecting North Central Minnesota Lakes

We have identified 25 lakes in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties that have statewide importance for aquatic and terrestrial habitat, are sensitive to phosphorous, have less than 75% of the watershed protected, and support cold water fisheries. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified a strong correlation between lake water quality and habitat that sustains sensitive cold-water fish populations and maintaining 75% undeveloped land cover in the watershed.

This project will complete approximately 10 permanent conservation easements, 12 forest management plans, and 6 best management practices (BMP) around the Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties' highest quality lakes.

 

Please call Andrew Seagren at 218-828-6197 or email andrew@cwswcd.org.

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