The public can provide input on a master plan update to the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area.
The master plan guides the overall management goals for the unit’s brushlands, peatlands, wetlands and forests, which provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. The plan was last updated in 1980.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking input at bit.ly/RedLakeWMAInput through Wednesday, Dec. 19. The purpose of the online questionnaire is to help generate ideas and identify potential planning issues and areas of concern specific to the WMA.
The DNR will offer a second opportunity for public input next spring after a draft master plan is ready for review.
Red Lake WMA, located in Beltrami and Lake of the Woods counties, includes 324,000 acres of state WMA and contains headwaters of three different river systems and a pristine area of peatlands. Red Lake WMA is one of eight WMAs currently classified as a major unit.
For more information on Red Lake WMA, visit mndnr.gov/wmas.