Leech Lake Public Input

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   Click the video above to learn from Leech Lake's fisheries biologist why DNR is seeking your input through July 30 on the draft management plan prepared for Leech Lake.  

Leech Lake is one of Minnesota's premier walleye lakes and a quality multi-species fishery. This fishery is important for the Walker area's economic base, and the fishing quality Leech offers has distinct impacts on quality of life.

Minnesota DNR is updating the fisheries management plan for Leech Lake. Public input is a key part of this process. Persons interested in viewing or commenting on the draft 2011-2015 management plan are encouraged to do so using this online process.

Draft plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

A 17-member Leech Lake Advisory Committee met 11 times between August 2009 and March 2010. The draft management plan incorporates the committee's recommendations.

Leech Lake's management plan is not new. Information has been added and potential management activities considered to update the plan for the 2011-2015 time period.

The draft plan, available for download by clicking the link above, includes the following information:

Public Input Process

DNR appreciates and will seriously consider your constructive comments. Due to the anticipated volume of input, responses to individual comments/input will not be sent. Public comments received during the month of July will be reviewed and considered in August and September. DNR anticipates having a final management plan for Leech Lake in Fall 2010.

You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on:

  1. Sportfish population objectives
  2. Management actions including assessments, stocking, species specific needs, habitat and other considerations
  3. The overall plan

Submitting Your Input

DNR encourages people who wish to comment to use this online survey. Information is provided in video format that explains and provides background information on the questions asked.

Moving your mouse over the magnifying glass icon Icon for more information next to text summarizing the draft management plan's proposals will indicate where additional information can be found. Clicking the magnifying glass will open a new browser window that links directly to the appropriate section of the draft plan.

Before taking the online survey, please download the draft management plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. and review it.

People unable to provide online comments can obtain a paper questionnaire:

Information & Questions

If you have any questions about the draft plan or the public input process, please contact the Walker Area Fisheries office directly.