Success Story

Cass County
Protecting and enhancing shoreline habitat is essential to assuring the future of fish populations in Minnesota, including in Cass County where lake shore development is a growing trend. A partnership between Cass County, the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership is working with landowners to secure conservation easements on 12 to 15 of the most vulnerable properties in the county to help protect important fishhabitat.