Update for Thief Lake Master Plan 18 May 17

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on an updated master plan for the Thief Lake Wildlife Management area.

County Correspondent Dave Burns reports the DNR has scheduled a May thirty-first meeting in the hopes members of the public will attend, sharing questions, comments and concerns on the management plan which, according to the DNR, hasn’t seen an update since 1980.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Northwest Regional Manager John Williams says the master plan will be used as a guide for management of the fifty five thousand acre forest-prairie transition area which provides important habitat for a diverse variety of species in Northwestern Minnesota.

The May thirty-first open house starts at 6 p.m., at the DNR offices in Thief River Falls