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Lake Superior North One Watershed One Plan

The Lake Superior North Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, developed by Cook County, Cook County SWCD, Lake County, and Lake County SWCD, was approved by the State of Minnesota in January, 2017 and adopted by local government units May 23rd, 2017.
This is the official website of Lake Superior North One Watershed, One Plan for Cook County, Cook SWCD, Lake County and Lake SWCD. 

Please contact Lake or Cook Water Planners with questions about the Lake Superior North One Watershed, One Plan (LSN1W1P). Also look for the summary One-Pager of LSN1W1P below. 
Lake County and Lake SWCD Water Planner: Tara Solem, Lake SWCD
Cook County and Cook SWCD Water Planner: Ilena Hansel, Cook SWCD
You can also contact Policy Committee members of the LSN1W1P Implementation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which include:

  • Lake SWCD Board Supervisor – Beth Hippert
  • Lake County Commissioner – Rich Sve
  • Cook SWCD Board Supervisor – Stan Tull
  • Cook County Commissioner – Ann Sullivan

The LSN1W1P Policy Committee meets regularly four times each year. All Policy Committee meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for December 10th, 2021.

The State of Minnesota’s transition from local water management planning at the County level to watershed-based planning is facilitated by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). Lake Superior North was one of five pilot watershed-based planning efforts at the start of this program transition. Please refer to BWSR’s website for more information on this program, Clean Water Comprehensive Watershed Funding, and for information about other planning efforts statewide. 

Explore a map of the LSN1W1P Priority Areas (Tiers 1, 2, and 3):

Check out the interactive Story Map presentation about LSN1W1P (Fall 2019):

📄 Lake Superior North One Watershed One Plan Document