If you're an outdoor enthusiast in Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking your input on area lake and stream management plans.

According to the DNR, anyone interested in learning about or commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Duluth area lakes and streams have until March 1 to ask questions or submit comments.

Management plans for the following area lakes and streams will be reviewed:

Lakes

  • Hanging Horn Lake (Carlton County) - changing to primary management for rainbow and brown trout.
  • Twin Lakes (City of Duluth) - increased stocking due to addition of lower basin for trout management.
  • Bassett, Harris, Leora, Murphy, and West Twin Lakes (St. Louis County) - amendment to existing plan with stocking adjustments and/or changes to sampling frequency.
  • Sand Lake (Carlton County) - amendment to existing plan adding reintroductory stocking following winterkill events.

Streams

  • Chester Creek (City of Duluth) – amendment to existing plan changing stocking from brook trout to brown trout.
  • Lester River (St. Louis County) - amendment to existing plan detailing stocking changes.
  • St. Louis River (Carlton County) - amendment to existing plan for reach within Jay Cooke State Park discontinuing brown trout stocking.
  • Us-Kab-Wan-Ka River (St. Louis County) - amendment to existing plan to change from brown trout to brook trout management.

People are encouraged to call 218-302-3267 to request a copy of a plan or submit comments.