Resources Links

2020 Clearwater Lake Water Quality Report

(click above to see full report)

Score Your Shore

2018 Fishing Survey Report

(Click above to see full report from the Bemidji Area Fisheries)

Lakeshore Restoration Online Resources

Lakeshore Landscaping – July 2018

Presentation by Casey Thiel, Water Resource Specialist, Chisago County SWCD

Keeping Our Shores: Shoreland Best Management Practices (15 minute video)

The Living Shore: Best Management Practices for Shoreland Vegetation (16 minute video)

Shoreland Restoration: A Growing Solution (15 minute video)

Restore Your Shore (online lakeshore restoration tool)

The Water’s Edge: Helping Fish and Wildlife on Your Waterfront Property (booklet)

Protecting Your Waterfront Investment: 10 Simple Shoreland Stewardship Practices (booklet)

(Resource list provided by: Karen Terry, Extension Educator Water Resources, University of Minnesota Extension, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN 218-770-9301;


Beltrami County – Watercraft Decontamination Unit

Decon Location (by appointment only)

2400 Middle School Drive NW, Bemidji, MN        cell: 218-760-8519

For a tutorial on: How to inspect and decontaminate your boat/Don’t Move a Mussel:

Minnesota Waters at Risk – AIS

Clearwater Lake lake testing report from RMB Environmental Laboratories

(click on the Lakes Monitoring Database button…various options for data…fill in info under Query Criteria on the right side of screen)

University of Minnesota Extension Service (Information for Septic Systems, Shoreland Best Management Practices, etc.)  

Shoreland Rules Update information

Minnesota Star Lakes and Rivers

Community Growth Options (This group has newsletters and provided the booklet “A Citizen’s guide to Influencing Local Land – Use Decisions.”)

Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District

Clearwater SWCD Summer 2013 Newsletter