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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2002. Piping plover recovery and monitoring, Lake of the Woods, Minnesota. Report submitted to the USFWS by the Nongame Wildlife Program and the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program. 10 pp.


The Lake of the Woods (LOTW) area is the only remaining breeding site for piping plovers in Minnesota. From 1982 to the present, investigators have monitored the reproductive success of plovers at site in the Minnesota portion of LOTW, and have conducted a wide array of management activities directed at mitigating threats to piping plovers and recovering the population. This report summarizes the activities conducted in 2002, which were partially funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

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