Branch of Conservation Planning
Midwest Region

Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Comprehensive Conservation PlanCover of the Detroit Lakes WMD CCP

Comprehensive Conservation Plan Completed
Minnesota Wetland Management Districts
To Request a Copy
Where Are We in the Planning Process?

Comprehensive Conservation Plan Completed

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has completed Comprehensive Conservation Plans, or CCPs, for each of the six Wetland Management Districts of Minnesota. The CCP describes a future in which:

We appreciate the help of everyone who attended open houses, reviewed the draft plan or sent us a comment. Your help made the plans better.

Minnesota Wetland Management Districts

The Wetland Management Districts of Minnesota are set in a landscape that was once a mosaic of prairie and wetlands -- a vital landscape for waterfowl. Six Wetland Management Districts -- Fergus Falls, Litchfield, Morris, Windom, Big Stone and Detroit Lakes -- provide a total 179,826 acres of habitat throughout western Minnesota. In addition, as of September 2002,the Service administers perpetual easement agreements on 71,658 acres of wetlands. Wetlands that were once drained have been restored; on Waterfowl Production Areas, more than 4,000 wetland restorations have impounded in excess of 16,000 wetland acres.

Wetland Management Districts are administrative units that are responsible for buying, overseeing and managing Waterfowl Production Area land and easements within a given area. Most Districts are large, covering several counties. Waterfowl Production Areas are grasslands and wetlands that the Service purchases to provide nesting habitat for waterfowl and hunting areas for waterfowl and upland game hunters. Waterfowl Production Areas are typically small parcels scattered throughout agricultural areas.

To Request A Copy

The CCP is available in portable document format (pdf) on this website, and we can also provide the document as a pdf on a CD-ROM. Limited quantities of paper copies are also available. To request a copy, please call the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District at 218/847-4431 or write to us at:
Detroit Lake Wetland Management District
26624 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Where Are We in the Planning Process?

These are the steps that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service follows in comprehensive conservation planning; the step that Detroit Lakes WMD has reached is highlighted:

  1. Preplanning: Plan the Plan
  2. Initiate Public Involvement and Scoping
  3. Review Vision Statement and Goals and Determine Significant Issues
  4. Develop and Analyze Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action
  5. Prepare a Draft CCP and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Document
  6. Prepare and Adopt Final CCP
  7. Implement Plan, Monitor and Evaluate
  8. Review and Revise the Plan
Last updated: June 3, 2016
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