Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

New Infestation Response Plan (NIRP)

New Infestation Response Plan (NIRP) By Jeff Forester We invest in early detection of Aquatic Invasive Species. Over 220 lake association members have taken the Early Detectors training offered by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Hundreds of lake associations are using “settling plates” and other tools to find early infestations of zebra mussels. …

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New Solution Shows Promise for Removing Residual Water at the Boat Ramp

New Solution Shows Promise for Removing Residual Water at the Boat Ramp By Jeff Forester The Minnesota DNR program to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species is largely built on the assumption of personal responsibility to Clean, Drain and Dry boats and water related equipment every single time it is moved between waters. This …

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Testing Civic Governance as a New Approach to Policy Making

Testing Civic Governance as a New Approach to Policy Making By Jeff Forester Both problems and solutions to water issues are complex. Lakes and rivers are highly complex systems, and they have significant cultural and societal components. Science, funding and regulation alone cannot protect our aquatic ecosystems. No single federal or state agency can protect …

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Northern Water Alliance Update

Northern Water Alliance Update on 2018 Citizens’ Petition for Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) in the Pineland Sands Area – Dec 12, 2018 By Mike Tauber, Northern Water Alliance As most probably know, last spring the DNR accepted the Citizens’ Petition and in early August declared intent to perform an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) that would …

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