Living Lakes Initiative

Bringing life back to shallow lakes and marshes in Minnesota and Iowa

The vision of the Living Lakes Initiative is to establish stepping stones of perpetually protected and managed shallow lake complexes from southern Iowa through northern Minnesota to provide quality wetland food and habitat resources for waterfowl. The initiative will help preserve this region's rich waterfowling heritage and support conservation of the primary source of its birds, the prairie breeding grounds.

Report Read the Living Lakes Progress Report (PDF)
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Projects View updates on Living Lakes projects in Minnesota & Iowa
Projects See what DU is doing to enhance, restore & protect waterfowl habitat

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