Big McKenzie Lake, Burnett County- Critical Habitat Designation
Lake Sensitive Area Survey results identified three areas that merit special protection of the aquatic plant habitat under NR 107 & NR 109 and one additional site that deserves protection as critical coarse rock rubble walleye spawning habitat covered as a Public Rights Feature (PRF) within an area designated under a newly emerging program ASNRI (Areas of Special Natural Resource Importance ) designations and protection program. One additional site is under consideration or review as it was previously identified as providing critical habitat or shoreline stabilization benefits to combat shoreline erosion and was not included in the most recent survey results. If human induced impacts have resulted in a loss of functional values attempts should be made to restore full function of the area by minimizing aquatic plant removals and disturbance. If successful this area should be restored to full status as a sensitive area.
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