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Lakes – Biological Significance

MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Every 5 Years

This data layer indicates Lakes of Biological Significance. They have been selected by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources based on the presence of unique plant or animal communities (including aquatic plants, fish, birds, and amphibians). They are divided into three classes (outstanding, high, or moderate) based on biological significance. This list of high quality lakes based on dedicated biological sampling can be used to focus protection efforts.

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