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Series: No. 3 Vermilion Watershed

The Vermilion Watershed is entirely within the U.S. – it is 662,427 acres in size, contains 565 lakes and 84,333 acres of wetlands and includes a portion of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The BWCAW is roadless, undeveloped country that is interconnected with lakes, rivers and portages.  Lake Vermilion itself is a unique…

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Series: No. 2 Big Turtle River-Rainy Lake

This watershed is entirely within Canada and, for water quality and fisheries management, it is within Ontario’s Fisheries Management Zone 5.  The vast majority of the watershed is undeveloped with logging and related road construction the major land use activities.  There are no hydroelectric facilities or currently operating mines and no managed water systems.  As…

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Series:The Ontario Approach: Broadscale Monitoring

In Ontario, fisheries management planning and Broadscale Monitoring are done on the basis of Fisheries Management Zones (FMZ). The Rainy-Lake of the Woods Basin is mostly contained within FMZ5 although the far eastern part of the basin is within FMZ6.  In Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is responsible for fish and…

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