Program work

The DNR's Shallow Lakes Management Plan guides the work of wildlife lake specialists, who:

  • provide technical support to field managers
  • recommend policy considerations to the Fish and Wildlife division's management team
  • represent the division on lake management issues involving the public and other agencies

What we're doing

Find out what we're doing - and what you can do - to help Minnesota's troubled waters.

Our work includes:

  • conducting habitat evaluations on lakes across the state annually
  • guiding the formal designation of wildlife management lakes, waterfowl feeding and resting areas, refuges and sanctuaries
  • identifying lake management problems
  • recommending lake management strategies and developing management plans
  • assisting citizen participation
  • developing and maintaining GIS and database products of current and historical information and distributing them to relevant parties

Management Plans that you can comment on

Plans are in PDF format.