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DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake and stream management plans

Finland area
Finland area

Each year, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff prepares or revises individual lake and stream management plans for several waters in each management area.

The DNR is currently reviewing strategies for managing several lakes and streams in the Finland area.  Comments and questions from the public are being accepted until Monday, Feb. 28.

According to the DNR, management plans describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the waters and identify specific activities planned for a particular lake or stream over the next five to 20 years.

In the Finland area, plans for the following lakes and streams will be reviewed.

In Cook County:
• Grace Lake (BWCAW)
• Beth Lake (BWCAW)

In Lake County:
• South Wigwam Lake
• Lost Lake
• Kawishiwi Lake (BWCAW)
• Malberg Lake (BWCAW)
• Koma Lake (BWCAW)
• Balsam Lake
• Dumbbell Lake
• Lax Lake
• Osier Lake
• Eighteen Lake
• Redskin Lake
• Bog Lake (BWCAW)
• Surprise Lake
• Middle & North McDougal Lakes
• Highlife Lake
• Eikela Lake
• Section Eight Lake
• Beaver Hut Lake
• Cramer Lake
• Balsam Creek
• East Branch Beaver River
• Junction Creek
• South Branch Manitou River
• Moose Creek
• Rockcut Creek
• Split Rock River

To review current plans for lakes and streams in the Finland area, as well as recent fish population assessment information, contact the DNR’s Finland Area Fisheries Office at 218-353-7591, or visit the office at 6686 Highway 1, Finland MN.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public comments may be submitted by mail to Finland Area Fisheries Office, P.O. Box 546, Finland, MN, 55603, or by e-mail at  The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28.