Mille Lacs management plan

Meeting scheduled, comment period open

Photo from the shore of Mille Lacs Lake showing blue water underneath a clear blue sky and green trees on the shoreline Public review of a five-year lake management plan is taking place now through Friday, April 2.

  • Review the plan
  • Register for and attend an online public meeting scheduled from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 23. Access the virtual meeting with the password/passcode "Fish".
  • Listen to the meeting via confernce call by dialing 855-282-6330 and entering conference code 187 620 9280 at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 23.
  • Comment online

The draft plan for Mille Lacs Lake includes species-specific goals for walleye, northern pike and bass. It also acknowledges the DNR’s commitment and obligation to share harvest with eight Ojibwe bands within the 1837 ceded territory and has goals for involving the public and the local community in lake management.

During the public meeting, DNR staff will give a presentation summarizing the draft plan, answer questions and take written and spoken comments. Those who wish to speak can select that option when they register for the meeting. Participants who attend the meeting may also respond to the online survey.

In 2019, the DNR collected public input on what is important to people about Mille Lacs Lake, its fish, the activities that take them to the lake and the area's communities. The DNR carefully considered that in developing the draft management plan on which the DNR is now seeking comments.