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The Minnesota Lun Rehabilitation Project covers eight counties, including Hubbard, Baker, Beltram, Cass, Crow Wing, Clearwater, Itasca, and Aitkin.

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As part of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, fundraising efforts are underway in Minnesota Lun.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency received part of the money.

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Rob Rabasco, DNR wildlife manager for the Brenner area, recently unveiled the project to the Hubbard County Lake Coalition.

I know that loons in Minnesota are close and dear to our hearts.

Rabasco said he has been spending half his time on the Lone project since January.

“There are so many loons,” he said. There is nothing to worry about. At the state and federal levels, they are in good shape, but they are a species of our greatest protection needs because their housing needs can be easily compromised by climate change and other factors.

“Deep, clear, cool lakes often have a cisco or tulibbi,” says Rabasco Lons. During the harvest season, the loon swims on this grazing fish that grows on children.

Lons have been changed to make their living on the water, except for huts. In particular, Lonson “prefers nests with emergencies to cover undeveloped beaches while they are growing,” says Rabasco. Cats, rice, or beef are better for them.

Therefore, coastal development is a major threat to loans.

Rehabilitation Goals

In 2010, a British oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, this is the largest oil spill in the history of marine oil drilling. In 87 days, four million barrels of oil spilled from the damaged well, before it finally closed.

“This was an ecological catastrophe,” Rabasco said.

As part of BP’s $ 8 billion lawsuit, the money was earmarked for natural resource damage. $ 7.5 million awarded to Lunn Rehabilitation Project in Minnesota

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Since the winter in the Gulf of Mexico, they have been affected by the spill, he said.

The two goals of the project are to reduce the mortality rate and increase reproductive success, Rabasco said.

Rehabilitation activities are divided into three parts:

  • Protecting the shores of the lake intended to protect the Lun breeding ground;

  • Increase reproduction in artificial nesting platforms;

  • Promoting Lyon’s stewardship among lakes associations.

According to Rabasco, “Big Mantrap has become a model citizen among lakes by placing ANPs (artificial nesting platforms) on the water.

In the future, he said, there will be dollars to spend to produce ANPs.

A suitable lake registry for Lon

This summer, DNR has been working with the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to explore lakes that are important to Lones in eight county project areas.

The study will continue over the next two years.

According to Rabasco, they are looking for loons, chicks and their survival rate.

He said it will determine where aspects of the water lounge project will be affected, such as access to beaches such as seawater management, assisting monkeys in natural habitats or creating conservation conditions.

The information is used to determine where lake associations can help ANPs build and maintain.

“That’s what these productive surveys are doing,” Rabasco said.

Rabasco said DNR is setting up a suitable lake registry in London.

“This is a request from you,” Rabasco told members of the Cologne. I would like to establish what I call Loun Links among interested Lake Associations.

The only link will be the main link to the Lake Association. The role will be similar to that of the DNR volunteer Lun Watcher survey.

“Loon keepers” honor their loins and report back at the end of the season. Volunteers provide information on cottage success, the number of loans seen, exciting events, and problems that can negatively affect loans.

Rabasco’s Lon Guards program was temporary, but he was back for a year.

The loneliness link is trained to participate in Loni’s monitoring and then to integrate credit protection information.

He said the Rabasco Lake Association must develop a debt management plan in order to join the selfish registry. Rabasco has templates and said he will work with Lonny Links to plan for your specific lakes.

Lake associations will also be asked to provide information on MPCA “Leading Out” efforts at key lake access points.

According to the MPCA, “Take the Lead” is an educational program to protect and restore the common loon population in Minnesota by reducing the risk of lead-based fishing. This delivery effort will last until 2023.

Rabasco said the DNR and MPCA want to start or continue Luke’s protection on a lake by the Lake Association.

Contact for more information about MLRP.

COLA members interested in becoming a LOL link can send their contact information and the name of the Lake Association to

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