Fisheries habitat

Aquatic management areas

Minnesota's 700 AMAs contain 770 shoreland miles in 73 of Minnesota's 87 counties. They provide angler and management access, protect critical shore land habitat and provide areas for education and research.

Aquatic plant management

DNR fisheries' APM staff work with lakeshore residents to balance native plant conservation with the desire to recreate and access lakefront property.

Lake health

Although not the only measure, DNR fisheries has developed a fish-based index of biological integrity that scores lake health based on the community of fish, plants and aquatic life it sustains.

Shoreland management

Learn how a habitat rich in diversity can bring beauty to your shoreline, attract wildlife and pollenators as well as improve water quality.