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LSProject: Climate change likely to impact trout lakes near Lake Superior

Trout stocking might change or end in some Cook County lakes due to climate change. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Trout stocking might change or end in some Cook County lakes due to climate change. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

A changing climate continues to impact a variety of fish and wildlife management strategies in northern Minnesota. Trout species in particular are impacted by a warming climate and changes to water temperature, something fisheries biologists keep in mind while making long-term plans. Some Cook County lakes that were previously stocked with trout might not be in future, according to local and regional fisheries biologists.

A lake located within the Grand Portage Reservation is one such example of this, as WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out in this interview with Dr. Seth Moore, the director of wildlife and biology for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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