Why Tullibees Matter: Conservation Conversation on Water Temperatures - Northern Waters Land Trust


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This week we welcomed back the folks from Northern Waters Land Trust. Our guests were John Sumption – Land Conservation Specialist and Annie Johnson Grants Manager/Conservation Specialist and board member Bob Karls. The Northern Waters Land Trust (NWLT) is a non-profit conservation organization working to protect water quality and preserve environmentally sensitive lands and water resources. Formerly the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, NWLT serves the watersheds in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and Aitkin Counties of Minnesota, and represents 2,235 lakes, 3,400 miles of rivers and streams, and nearly 4.2 million acres. Some background on our conversation from NWLT and StarTribune today: State wildlife managers became alarmed in 2006, when they noted tullibee kills in 18 lakes during temperature spikes in July according to Peter Jacobson a DNR fisheries biologist. That’s when they decided to launch a long-term project to use tullibee as a barometer for climate change. Tullibee (also

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