Leech Lake, Minnesota

Conservation Action:
This watershed includes 750,000 acres with 273 lakes. With steady population growth in the region and projected population increases of up to 50% by 2030, the lakes and streams in the watershed are under pressure from increased shoreline development. Conservation initiatives such as the establishment of Conservation Easements, and improving connectivity for fish in tributaries will benefit fish and fish habitats in the watershed.

Project Partners:
Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation,
Chippewa National Forest,
Leech Lake Reservation-Division of Resource Management,
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,
Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership

2013 Waters to Watch