As mandated by Minnesota's Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, the Department of Natural Resources has established statewide standards and criteria for designating, classifying, and managing the state's Wild & Scenic Rivers. These include minimum standards for land use, development, and administration.
Segments of six rivers have been designated under the Act (Kettle, Mississippi, North Fork of the Crow, Minnesota, Rum, and Cannon). Each designated stretch has rules that constitute the management plan for that river. The individual river plans include:
Similar rules exist for the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Minnesota Rules Chapter 6105 - Wild, Scenic, & Recreational Rivers
(refer to the table below to find specific rules)
|6105.0010 - 6105.0250||Standards and Criteria for State-Designated Wild & Scenic Rivers|
|6105.0300 - 6105.0350||Lower St. Croix Water Surface Use|
|6105.0351 - 6105.0440||Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway|
|6105.0500 - 6105.0550||St. Croix Riverway Ordinance Administration and Enforcement|
|6105.0600 - 6105.0760||Kettle River Management Plan|
|6105.0800 - 6105.0960||Mississippi River Management Plan|
|6105.1000 - 6105.1130||North Fork of the Crow River Management Plan|
|6105.1200 - 6105.1370||Minnesota River Management Plan|
|6105.1400 - 6105.1500||Rum River Management Plan|
|6105.1550 - 6105.1700||Cannon River Management Plan|
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